Decided

No. 16-341

TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC

from the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

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Docket Entries

JUDGMENT ISSUED.

Judgment REVERSED and case REMANDED. Thomas, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which all other Members joined, except Gorsuch, J., who took no part in the consideration or decision of this case.

Argued. For petitioner: James W. Dabney, New York, N. Y. For respondent: William M. Jay, Washington, D. C.

Reply of petitioner TC Heartland LLC filed. (Distributed)

Brief amicus curiae of TDE Petroleum Data Solutions, Inc. filed. (Distributed)

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

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

Brief amicus curiae of Whirlpool Corp. filed. (Distributed)

Brief amicus curiae of Papool S. Chaudhari filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of 22 Law, Economics and Business Professors filed. (Distributed)

Brief amicus curiae of Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) filed. (Distributed)

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

Brief amici curiae of Eighteen Individuals and Organizations Representing Inventors and Patent Owners filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of 33 Practicing-Entity Patent Owners filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of Professors of Patent Law and Civil Procedure filed. (Distributed)

Brief of respondent Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC filed. (Distributed)

Motion to file the joint appendix under seal with redacted copies for the public record GRANTED.

CIRCULATED.

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

Record received from the U.S.D.C. Delaware. The record is electronic and partially SEALED.

Motion DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 24, 2017.

Brief amici curiae of The Electronic Frontier Foundation, and Public Knowledge filed.

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

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

Brief amicus curiae of Orange County Intellectual Property Law Association filed.

Brief amici curiae of 48 Internet Companies, Retailers and Associations filed.

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

Brief amicus curiae of ACT l The App Association filed.

Brief amicus curiae of The Generic Pharmaceutical Association filed.

Brief amicus curiae of Unified Patents Inc. filed.

Brief amici curiae of 61 Professors of Law and Economics filed.

Brief amici curiae of Intel Corporation, and Dell Inc. filed.

Brief amici curiae of American Bankers Association, et al. filed.

Brief amicus curiae of Washington Legal Foundation filed.

Brief amicus curiae of BSA l The Software Alliance filed.

Brief amicus curiae of Software & Information Industry Association filed.

Brief amicus curiae of Engine Advocacy filed.

Brief amicus curiae of American Bar Association filed.

Brief amici curiae of Texas, et al. filed.

Brief amicus curiae of National Association of Realtors filed.

Brief amicus curiae of General Electric Company in support of neither party filed.

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

SET FOR ARGUMENT on Monday, March 27, 2017

Motion to file the joint appendix under seal with redacted copies for the public record filed by petitioner TC Heartland LLC.

Joint appendix filed. (Public Record)

Brief of petitioner TC Heartland LLC filed.

Petition GRANTED.

Letter of December 2, 2016, received from counsel for the petitioner. (Distributed)

DISTRIBUTED for Conference of December 9, 2016.

Reply of petitioner TC Heartland LLC filed. (Distributed)

Brief of respondent Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC in opposition filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of Dell Inc., and The Software & Information Industry Association filed.

Brief amici curiae of 56 Professors of Law and Economics filed.

Brief amicus curiae of Paul R, Michel filed.

Brief amici curiae of American Bankers Association, et al. filed.

Brief amici curiae of The Electronic Frontier Foundation, et al. filed.

Brief amicus curiae of Washington Legal Foundation filed.

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

Order extending time to file response to petition to and including November 16, 2016.

Brief amici curiae of 32 Internet Companies, Retailers and Associations filed.

Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due October 17, 2016)

Application (16A45) granted by The Chief Justice extending the time to file until September 12, 2016.

Application (16A45) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from July 28, 2016 to September 12, 2016, submitted to The Chief Justice.

Parties

TC Heartland LLC, Petitioner, represented by James W. Dabney

Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC, Respondent, represented by William M. Jay

Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC, Respondent, represented by John D. Luken

Amici Curiae

22 Law, Economics and Business Professors, Amicus Curiae, represented by Ted M. Sichelman

33 Practicing-Entity Patent Owners, Amicus Curiae, represented by Thomas Mansfield Dunlap

48 Internet Companies, Retailers and Associations, Amicus Curiae, represented by Peter J. Brann

61 Professors of Law and Economics, Amicus Curiae, represented by Mark A. Lemley

ACT l The App Association, Amicus Curiae, represented by Brian Eugene Scarpelli

American Bankers Association, et al., Amicus Curiae, represented by John D. Vandenberg

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

American Intellectual Property Law Association in support of neither party, Amicus Curiae, represented by Meredith Martin Addy

BSA l The Software Alliance, Amicus Curiae, represented by Andrew J. Pincus

Eighteen Individuals and Organizations Representing Inventors and Patent Owners, Amicus Curiae, represented by Brian David Ledahl

Engine Advocacy, Amicus Curiae, represented by Phillip Robert Malone

Ericsson Inc., et al., Amicus Curiae, represented by Thomas C. Goldstein

Genentech, Inc., Amicus Curiae, represented by Nicholas Groombridge

General Electric Company in support of neither party, Amicus Curiae, represented by Robert A. Long Jr.

Intel Corporation, and Dell Inc., Amicus Curiae, represented by Donald B. Verrilli Jr.

National Association of Realtors, Amicus Curiae, represented by Joel Bernard Ard

Orange County Intellectual Property Law Association, Amicus Curiae, represented by William J. Brown Jr.

Papool S. Chaudhari, Amicus Curiae, represented by Papool Subhash Chaudhari

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

Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), Amicus Curiae, represented by Carter G. Phillips

Professors of Patent Law and Civil Procedure, Amicus Curiae, represented by Rachel C. Hughey

Software & Information Industry Association, Amicus Curiae, represented by Matthew D. McGill

TDE Petroleum Data Solutions, Inc., Amicus Curiae, represented by Malcolm E. Whittaker

Texas, et al., Amicus Curiae, represented by Scott A. Keller

The Biotechnology Innovation Organization, et al., Amicus Curiae, represented by Jonathan S. Massey

The Electronic Frontier Foundation and Public Knowledge, Amicus Curiae, represented by Charles Duan

The Electronic Frontier Foundation, et al., Amicus Curiae, represented by Vera Ranieri

The Generic Pharmaceutical Association, Amicus Curiae, represented by Bert W. Rein

The Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago in support of neither party, Amicus Curiae, represented by Robert H. Resis

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

Washington Legal Foundation, Amicus Curiae, represented by Richard A. Samp

Whirlpool Corp., Amicus Curiae, represented by Kirk Wilson Goodwin

 
Last updated: October 22, 2017