|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. § 261 requires that a grant or conveyance of an exclusive patent license be in writing.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Jul 7 2015||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due August 10, 2015)|
|Aug 4 2015||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including September 9, 2015.|
|Aug 25 2015||Brief of respondents Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc., et al. in opposition filed.|
|Sep 8 2015||Reply of petitioner W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc. filed. (Distributed)|
|Sep 9 2015||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 28, 2015.|
|Oct 5 2015||Petition DENIED. Justice Alito took no part in the consideration or decision of this petition.|
Today at SCOTUS: The justices return to the bench for oral arguments in a pair of public-corruption cases, both stemming from scandals in New York politics that arose during Andrew Cuomo's time as governor. In both cases, the defendants are claiming prosecutorial overreach.
Cecilia (Cissy) Suyat Marshall, the widow of Thurgood Marshall, died this morning at 94. Here is the court's announcement.
BREAKING: The Supreme Court REJECTS Trump's bid to prevent the House Ways & Means Committee from obtaining his tax returns. No noted dissents.
The brief order may end years of litigation over the committee's efforts to review the tax records of Trump and his businesses.
JUST IN: Whisky, dog toys... and trademark law.
SCOTUS has agreed to hear a dispute between Jack Daniel's and a company that makes squeaking "Bad Spaniels" dog toys. The case will have implications for the tension between parody & intellectual property. https://www.supremecourt.gov/orders/courtorders/112122zr_e1p3.pdf
In a quiet Monday morning order list, SCOTUS adds no new cases to its docket. The court will not hear Brooks v. Abbott, a challenge to an alleged racial gerrymander of a state senate district in Texas. Here's the full order list: https://www.supremecourt.gov/orders/courtorders/112122zor_7lhn.pdf
JUST IN: The Biden administration, as expected, asks the Supreme Court to revive Biden's student-loan relief plan. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit blocked the government from implementing the plan; Biden wants SCOTUS to lift that ruling. https://www.scotusblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/22A444-2.pdf