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Willowood, LLC v. Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
19-1147 Fed. Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issues: (1) Whether liability for patent infringement under 35 U.S.C. § 271(g) requires that all steps of a patented process must be practiced by, or at least attributable to, a single entity, a requirement that the Supreme Court previously recognized is a prerequisite for infringement under 35 U.S.C. §§ 271(a) and (b) in Limelight Networks Inc. v. Akamai Technologies Inc.; and (2) whether, by requiring the Environmental Protection Agency to grant expedited review and approval of labels for generic pesticides that are “identical or substantially similar” to the previously approved labels for the same product, Congress intended to preclude claims of copyright infringement with respect to generic pesticide labels.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Mar 17 2020Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due April 20, 2020)
Apr 10 2020Waiver of right of respondent Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC to respond filed.
Apr 15 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/1/2020.
Apr 23 2020Response Requested. (Due May 26, 2020)
May 15 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response from May 26, 2020 to June 25, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.
May 18 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including June 25, 2020.
Jun 25 2020Brief of respondent Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC in opposition filed.
Jul 07 2020Reply of petitioners Willowood, LLC, et al. filed.
Jul 15 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 9/29/2020.
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