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W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc. v. Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc.

Petition for certiorari denied on October 5, 2015
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
15-41 Fed. Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2015

Issue: Whether 35 U.S.C. ยง 261 requires that a grant or conveyance of an exclusive patent license be in writing.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Jul 7 2015Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due August 10, 2015)
Aug 4 2015Order extending time to file response to petition to and including September 9, 2015.
Aug 25 2015Brief of respondents Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc., et al. in opposition filed.
Sep 8 2015Reply of petitioner W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc. filed. (Distributed)
Sep 9 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 28, 2015.
Oct 5 2015Petition DENIED. Justice Alito took no part in the consideration or decision of this petition.