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No. 15-1293

Joseph Matal, Interim Director, United States Patent and Trademark Office v. Simon Shiao Tam

from the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

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Docket Entries

JUDGMENT ISSUED.

Adjudged to be AFFIRMED. Alito, J., announced the judgment of the Court and delivered the opinion of the Court with respect to Parts I, II, and III-A, in which Roberts, C. J., and Kennedy, Ginsburg, Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan, JJ., joined, and in which Thomas, J., joined except for Part II, and an opinion with respect to Parts III-B, III-C, and IV, in which Roberts, C. J., and Thomas and Breyer, JJ., joined. Kennedy, J., filed an opinion concurring in part and concurring in the judgment, in which Ginsburg, Sotomayor, and Kagan, JJ., joined. Thomas, J., filed an opinion concurring in part and concurring in the judgment. Gorsuch, J., took no part in the consideration or decision of the case.

Argued. For petitioner: Malcolm L. Stewart, Deputy Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. For respondents: John C. Connell, Haddonfield, N. J.

Reply of petitioner Michelle K. Lee, Director, United States Patent and Trademark Office filed. (Distributed)

Brief amicus curiae of International Trademark Association filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of American Civil Liberties Union, et al. filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of Rutherford Institute and Consumer's Research filed. (Distributed)

Brief amicus curiae of Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America filed. (Distributed)

Brief amicus curiae of Erik Brunetti filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of Law Professors Gregory Dolin, et al. filed. (Distributed)

Brief amicus curiae of Professor Hugh C. Hansen filed. (Distributed)

Brief amicus curiae of The American Jewish Committee filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of The Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression, et al. filed. (Distributed)

Brief amicus curiae of San Francisco Dykes on Bikes Women's Motorcycle Contingent, Inc. filed. (Distributed)

Brief amicus curiae of Justice and Freedom Fund filed. (Distributed)

Brief amicus curiae of Pro-Football, Inc. filed. (Distributed)

Brief amicus curiae of Alliance Defending Freedom filed. (Distributed)

Brief amicus curiae of First Amendment Lawyers Association filed. (Distributed)

Brief amicus curiae of Becket Fund for Religious Liberty filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of Cato Institute, et al. filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of Professors Edward Lee and Jake Linford filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of Constitutional Law Professors filed. (Distributed)

Record received from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is electronic along with instructions for access. Part of this record is located on PACER.

Brief amicus curiae of Pacific Legal Foundation filed. (Distributed)

CIRCULATED.

Brief of respondent Simon Shiao Tam filed. (Distributed)

Brief amicus curiae of American Center for Law and Justice filed.

Record requested from the U.S.C.A. Federal Circuit.

SET FOR ARGUMENT on Wednesday, January 18, 2017.

Brief amici curiae of Certain Members of Congress, in support of neither party filed.

Brief amicus curiae of New York Intellectual Property Law Association, in support of neither party filed.

Brief amicus curiae of Public Knowledge, in support of neither party filed.

Brief amicus curiae of American Intellectual Property Law Association, in support of neither party filed.

Brief amici curiae of Native American Organizations filed.

Brief amici curiae of Asian Americans Advancing Justice, et al., in support of neither party filed.

Brief amicus curiae of the American Bar Association, in support of neither party filed.

Brief amici curiae of Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality, et al. filed.

Brief amici curiae of Law Professors filed.

Brief amicus curiae of Public Citizen, Inc., in support of neither party filed.

Brief amici curiae of Amanda Blackhorse, et al. filed.

Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs in support of either party or of neither party received from counsel for the petitioner.

Brief of petitioner Michelle K. Lee, Director, United States Patent and Trademark Office filed.

Joint appendix filed.

Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for respondent.

Petition GRANTED.

Reply of petitioner Michelle K. Lee, Director, United States Patent and Trademark Office filed. (Distributed)

DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 26, 2016.

Brief amicus curiae of Pro-Football, Inc.

Brief of respondent Simon Shiao Tam filed.

Order extending time to file response to petition to and including June 20, 2016.

Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due May 20, 2016)

Application (15A925) granted by The Chief Justice extending the time to file until April 20, 2016.

Application (15A925) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from March 21, 2016 to April 20, 2016, submitted to The Chief Justice.

Parties

Joseph Matal, Interim Director, United States Patent and Trademark Office, Petitioner, represented by Malcolm L. Stewart

Joseph Matal, Interim Director, United States Patent and Trademark Office, Petitioner, represented by Jeffrey B. Wall

Simon Shiao Tam, Respondent, represented by John C. Connell

Amici Curiae

Alliance Defending Freedom, Amicus Curiae, represented by Kristen K. Waggoner

Amanda Blackhorse, et al., Amicus Curiae, represented by Jesse Amnon Witten

American Center for Law and Justice, Amicus Curiae, represented by Jay Alan Sekulow

American Intellectual Property Law Association, Amicus Curiae, represented by Paul M. Smith

Asian Americans Advancing Justice, et al., Amicus Curiae, represented by Daniel J. Kornstein

Certain Members of Congress, Amicus Curiae, represented by John A. Dragseth

Constitutional Law Professors, Amicus Curiae, represented by Floyd Abrams

Erik Brunetti, Amicus Curiae, represented by John R. Sommer

First Amendment Lawyers Association, Amicus Curiae, represented by Marc J. Randazza

Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality, et al., Amicus Curiae, represented by William Cheever Rava

Justice and Freedom Fund, Amicus Curiae, represented by James L. Hirsen

Law Professors, Amicus Curiae, represented by Christine Haight Farley

Law Professors Gregory Dolin, et al., Amicus Curiae, represented by Matthew James Dowd

Native American Organizations, Amicus Curiae, represented by Charles A. Rothfeld

Pacific Legal Foundation, Amicus Curiae, represented by Joshua P. Thompson

Professor Hugh C. Hansen, Amicus Curiae, represented by Hugh C. Hansen

Professors Edward Lee and Jake Linford, Amicus Curiae, represented by Edward S. Lee

Pro-Football, Inc., Amicus Curiae, represented by Lisa S. Blatt

Public Citizen, Inc., in support of neither party, Amicus Curiae, represented by Scott L. Nelson

Public Knowledge, Amicus Curiae, represented by Phillip Robert Malone

San Francisco Dykes on Bikes Women's Motorcycle Contingent, Inc., Amicus Curiae, represented by Mark Lemley

the American Bar Association, Amicus Curiae, represented by Linda A. Klein

The American Civil Liberties Union, et al., Amicus Curiae, represented by Lee Berkley Rowland

The American Jewish Committee, Amicus Curiae, represented by Kannon K. Shanmugam

The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, Amicus Curiae, represented by Mark L. Rienzi

The Cato Institute, et al., Amicus Curiae, represented by Ilya Shapiro

The Chamber of Commerce of The United States of America, Amicus Curiae, represented by Eugene Scalia

The International Trademark Association, Amicus Curiae, represented by Anthony J Dreyer

The New York Intellectual Property Law Association, Amicus Curiae, represented by Dyan Mary Finguerra-DuCharme

The Rutherford Institute and Consumer's Research, Amicus Curiae, represented by Megan L. Brown

The Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression, et al., Amicus Curiae, represented by J. Joshua Wheeler

 
Last updated: July 24, 2017