|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|15-1145||Fed Cir.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 2015|
Issue: (1) Whether, under the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, the phrase “covered business method patent”—and “financial product or service”—encompasses any patent claim that is “incidental to” or “complementary to a financial activity and relates to monetary matters;” (2) whether the Federal Circuit's standard for identifying patents falling within the “technological inventions” exception departs from statutory text by looking to whether the patent is valid, as opposed to whether it is “technological;” (3) whether a software-related invention that improves the performance of computer operations is patent-eligible subject matter; and (4) whether, as this Court will decide in Cuozzo Speed Technologies, LLC v. Lee, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board should give claim terms their broadest reasonable construction in post-grant adjudicatory proceedings, or should instead give them their best construction.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Dec 29 2015||Application (15A685) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from January 13, 2016 to March 11, 2016, submitted to The Chief Justice.|
|Jan 5 2016||Application (15A685) granted by The Chief Justice extending the time to file until March 11, 2016.|
|Mar 11 2016||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due April 14, 2016)|
|Mar 11 2016||Appendices of Versata Development Group, Inc. filed.|
|Apr 7 2016||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including May 16, 2016, for all respondents.|
|Apr 14 2016||Brief amicus curiae of Broadband iTV, Inc. filed.|
|Apr 14 2016||Brief amici curiae of BGC Partners, Inc. and Cantor Fitzgerald, L.P. filed.|
|May 16 2016||Brief of respondents SAP America, Inc., et al. in opposition filed.|
|May 16 2016||Brief of respondent Federal Respondent filed.|
|May 27 2016||Reply of petitioner Versata Development Group, Inc. filed. (Distributed)|
|May 31 2016||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 16, 2016.|
|Jun 20 2016||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 23, 2016.|
|Jun 27 2016||Petition DENIED.|
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