Decided

No. 16-1011

WesternGeco LLC v. ION Geophysical Corporation

from the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

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Docket Entries

Record for the U.S.C.A. Federal Circuit has been returned.

JUDGMENT ISSUED.

Judgment REVERSED and case REMANDED. Thomas, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Roberts, C. J., and Kennedy, Ginsburg, Alito, Sotomayor, and Kagan, JJ., joined. Gorsuch, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which Breyer, J., joined.

Argued. For petitioner: Paul D. Clement, Washington, D. C.; and Zachary D. Tripp, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. (for United States, as amicus curiae.) For respondent: Kannon K. Shanmugam, Washington, D. C.

Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument GRANTED.

Reply of petitioner WesternGeco LLC filed. (Distributed)

Record from the U.S.C.A. Federal Circuit is electronic and located on PACER, with the exception of 1 Box of Confidential material.

Record received from the U.S.D.C. Southern District of Texas Brownsville Division is electronic and can be accessed through the electronic case filing system for the Southern District of Texas. Sealed documents was sent to this Court, the record is electronic.

Brief amici curiae of Fairchild Semiconductor International, Inc., The Internet Association, SAS Institute Inc., Symmetry, LLC, and Xilinx, Inc. filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of Electronic Frontier Foundation and R Street Institute filed. (Distributed)

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

Justice Alito is no longer recused in this case.

Brief of respondent ION Geophysical Corporation filed. (Distributed)

CIRCULATED

Brief amicus curiae of Intellectual Property Owners Association filed in Support of Neither Party. (Distributed)

Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.

Brief amicus curiae of Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of Intellectual Property Law Scholars in support of neither party filed. (Distributed)

Brief amicus curiae of Power Integrations, Inc. filed.

Brief amicus curiae of Law Professor Stephen Yelderman filed. (Distributed)

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

Joint appendix filed.

Brief of petitioner WesternGeco LLC filed.

SET FOR ARGUMENT on Monday, April 16, 2018.

Blanket Consent filed by Respondent, ION Geophysical Corporation.

Petition GRANTED. Justice Alito took no part in the consideration or decision of this petition.

DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/12/2018.

Supplemental brief of respondent ION Geophysical Corp. filed. (Distributed)

DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/5/2018.

Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.

The Acting Solicitor General is invited to file a brief in this case expressing the views of the United States. Justice Alito took no part in the consideration or decision of this petition.

DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 25, 2017.

Reply of petitioner WesternGeco LLC filed.

Brief of respondent ION Geophysical Corporation in opposition filed.

Order extending time to file response to petition to and including April 19, 2017.

Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due March 20, 2017)

Application (16A576) granted by The Chief Justice extending the time to file until February 17, 2017.

Application (16A576) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from December 20, 2016 to February 17, 2017, submitted to The Chief Justice.

Parties

WesternGeco LLC, Petitioner, represented by Paul D. Clement

ION Geophysical Corp., Respondent, represented by Danielle J. Healey

ION Geophysical Corporation, Respondent, represented by Kannon K. Shanmugam

Amici Curiae

American Intellectual Property Law Association, Amicus Curiae, represented by David W. Long

Electronic Frontier Foundation and R Street Institute, Amicus Curiae, represented by Daniel K. Nazer

Fairchild Semiconductor International, Inc., The Internet Association, SAS Institute Inc., Symmetry, LLC, and Xilinx, Inc., Amicus Curiae, represented by Kathleen Marie Sullivan

Houston Intellectual Property Law Association, Amicus Curiae, represented by Iftikhar Ahmed

Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago, Amicus Curiae, represented by Donald William Rupert

Intellectual Property Law Scholars, Amicus Curiae, represented by Timothy R. Holbrook

Intellectual Property Owners Association, Amicus Curiae, represented by David Bartley Eppenauer

Law Professor Stephen Yelderman, Amicus Curiae, represented by Rachel Clark Hughey

New York Intellectual Property Law Association, Amicus Curiae, represented by Irena Royzman

Power Integrations, Inc., Amicus Curiae, represented by Alexandra Anastasia Ekaterina Shapiro

United States, Amicus Curiae, represented by Noel J. Francisco

 
Last updated: December 15, 2018