Decided

No. 15-446

Cuozzo Speed Technologies, LLC v. Michelle K. Lee, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director, Patent and Trademark Office

from the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

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Docket Entries

JUDGMENT ISSUED

Adjudged to be AFFIRMED. Breyer, J., delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court with respect to Parts I and III, and the opinion of the Court with respect to Part II, in which Roberts, C. J., and Kennedy, Thomas, Ginsburg, and Kagan, JJ., joined. Thomas, J., filed a concurring opinion. Alito, J., filed an opinion concurring in part and dissenting in part, in which Sotomayor, J., joined.

Argued. For petitioner: Garrard R. Beeney, New York, N. Y. For respondent: Curtis E. Gannon, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C.

Reply of petitioner Cuozzo Speed Technologies, LLC filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of Generic Pharmaceutical Association, et al. filed. (Distributed)

Brief amicus curiae of AARP filed. (Distributed)

Brief amicus curiae of Unified Patents Inc. filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of The American Bankers Association, et al. filed. (Distributed)

Brief amicus curiae of Apple, Inc. filed. (Distributed)

Brief amicus curiae of EMC Corporation filed. (Distributed)

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

Brief amici curiae of CME Group, Inc., et al. filed. (Distributed)

Brief amicus curiae of Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. filed. (Distributed)

Brief amicus curiae of Public Knowledge filed. (Distributed)

Brief of respondent Michelle K. Lee, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director, Patent and Trademark Office filed. (Distributed)

Record received from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is electronic.

Record received from the U.S.C.A. Federal Circuit is electronic and located on PACER.

CIRCULATED.

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

Motion to dispense with printing the joint appendix filed by petitioner GRANTED.

Brief amicus curiae of Licensing Executives Society (USA. and Canada), Inc. in support of neither party filed.

Brief amici curiae of Microsoft Corporation and Professors Vincent Chiappetta and Lee A. Hollaar in support of neither party filed.

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

Brief amicus curiae of Intellectual Property Owners Association in support of neither party filed.

Brief amicus curiae of International Business Machines Corporation in support of neither party filed.

Brief amicus curiae of The Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago in support of neither party filed.

SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Monday, April 25, 2016

Brief amicus curiae of SightSound Technologies, LLC filed.

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

Brief amicus curiae of Mitchell Hamline School of Law Intellectual Property Institute filed.

Brief amicus curiae of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York filed.

Brief amici curiae of Patent-Practicing Technology Innovators filed.

Brief amicus curiae of Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America filed.

Brief amicus curiae of National Association of Patent Practitioners, Inc. filed.

Brief amicus curiae of Federal Circuit Bar Association filed.

Brief amicus curiae of Paul R. Michel in support of neither party filed.

Brief amici curiae of Biotechnology Innovation Organization, et al. filed.

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

Brief amici curiae of InterDigital, Inc., Tessera Technologies, Inc., et al. filed.

Brief amicus curiae of Intellectual Ventures Management, LLC filed.

Brief amici curiae of 3M Company, et al. filed.

Brief amicus curiae of New York Intellectual Property Law Association filed.

Motion to dispense with printing the joint appendix filed by petitioner Cuozzo Speed Technologies, LLC.

Brief of petitioner Cuozzo Speed Technologies, LLC filed.

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

Petition GRANTED.

DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 15, 2016.

DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 8, 2016.

Reply of petitioner Cuozzo Speed Technologies, LLC filed.

Brief of respondent Michelle K. Lee, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director, Patent and Trademark Office in opposition filed.

Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including December 11, 2015.

Brief amicus curiae of The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America filed.

Brief amicus curiae of Intellectual Property Owners Association filed.

Brief amicus curiae of The Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago filed.

Brief amicus curiae of New York Intellectual Property Law Association filed.

Brief amici curiae of Interdigital, Inc., Tessera Technologies, Inc.,and Fallbrook Technologies, Inc. filed.

Brief amicus curiae of Trading Technologoies International, Inc. filed.

Consent to the filing of amicus cuirae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the United States.

Brief amici curiae of 3M Company, et al. filed.

Brief amicus curiae of American Intellectual Property Law Association filed.

Brief amicus curiae of Biotechnology Industry Organization filed.

Order extending time to file response to petition to and including December 9, 2015.

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

Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 9, 2015)

Parties

Cuozzo Speed Technologies, LLC, Petitioner, represented by Garrard R. Beeney

Cuozzo Speed Technologies, LLC, Petitioner, represented by Jeffrey B. Wall

Michelle K. Lee, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director, Patent and Trademark Office, Respondent, represented by Curtis E. Gannon

Michelle K. Lee, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director, Patent and Trademark Office, Respondent, represented by Donald B. Verrilli Jr.

Amici Curiae

3M Company, et al., Amicus Curiae, represented by Barbara A. Fiacco

AARP, Amicus Curiae, represented by Barbara A. Jones

American Intellectual Property Law Association in support of neither party, Amicus Curiae, represented by Herbert Davis Hart III.

Apple, Inc., Amicus Curiae, represented by Joseph R. Guerra

Biotechnology Industry Organization, Amicus Curiae, represented by William M. Jay

CME Group, Inc., et al., Amicus Curiae, represented by Aaron M. Streett

Dell, et al., Amicus Curiae, represented by John Thorne

EMC Corporation, Amicus Curiae, represented by Thomas G. Hungar

Federal Circuit Bar Association, Amicus Curiae, represented by Morgan Chu

Generic Pharmaceutical Association, et al., Amicus Curiae, represented by Chad Michael Ruback

Intellectual Property Owners Association in support of neither party, Amicus Curiae, represented by David Bartley Eppenauer

Intellectual Ventures Management, LLC, Amicus Curiae, represented by Eric F. Citron

Interdigital, Inc., Tessera Technologies, Inc.,and Fallbrook Technologies, Inc., Amicus Curiae, represented by Jeffrey A. Birchak

InterDigital, Inc., Tessera Technologies, Inc., et al., Amicus Curiae, represented by Richard P. Bress

International Business Machines Corporation in support of neither party, Amicus Curiae, represented by Paul D. Clement

Law Professors Gregory Dolin, et al., Amicus Curiae, represented by Miranda Yan Jones

Licensing Executives Society (USA. and Canada), Inc. in support of neither party, Amicus Curiae, represented by Charles W. Shifley

Medtronic, Inc., Amicus Curiae, represented by Mark C. Fleming

Microsoft Corporation and Professors Vincent Chiappetta and Lee A. Hollaar in support of neither party, Amicus Curiae, represented by John D. Vandenberg

Mitchell Hamline School of Law Intellectual Property Institute, Amicus Curiae, represented by R. Carl Moy

Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc., Amicus Curiae, represented by Joseph J. Gleason

National Association of Patent Practitioners, Inc., Amicus Curiae, represented by William Brian Richards

New York Intellectual Property Law Association, Amicus Curiae, represented by Eugene Martin Gelernter

Patent-Practicing Technology Innovators, Amicus Curiae, represented by Neal K. Katyal

Paul R. Michel, Amicus Curiae, represented by Charles Hieken

Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, Amicus Curiae, represented by Pratik A. Shah

Public Knowledge, Amicus Curiae, represented by Charles Duan

SightSound Technologies, LLC, Amicus Curiae, represented by Matthew McManus Wolf

The American Bankers Association, et al., Amicus Curiae, represented by Adam H. Charnes

the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Amicus Curiae, represented by John Mills II.

The Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago in support of neither party, Amicus Curiae, represented by David L. Applegate

Trading Technologoies International, Inc., Amicus Curiae, represented by Steven F. Borsand

Unified Patents Inc., Amicus Curiae, represented by Scott A. McKeown

 
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