No. 19-1458

Arthrex, Inc. v. Smith & Nephew, Inc., et al.

from the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

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Docket Entries


Judgment VACATED and case REMANDED. Roberts, C. J., delivered the opinion of the Court with respect to Parts I and II, in which Alito, Gorsuch, Kavanaugh, and Barrett, JJ., joined, and an opinion with respect to Part III, in which Alito, Kavanaugh, and Barrett, JJ., joined. Gorsuch, J., filed an opinion concurring in part and dissenting in part. Breyer, J., filed an opinion concurring in the judgment in part and dissenting in part, in which Sotomayor and Kagan, JJ., joined. Thomas, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan, JJ., joined as to Parts I and II. VIDED.

Argued. For United States: Malcolm L. Stewart, Deputy Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. For Smith & Nephew, Inc., et al.: Mark A. Perry, Washington, D. C. For Arthrex, Inc.: Jeffrey A. Lamken, Washington, D. C. VIDED.

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


SET FOR ARGUMENT on Monday, March 1, 2021. VIDED.

Because the Court has consolidated these cases for briefing and oral argument, future filings and activity in the cases will now be reflected on the docket of No. 19-1434. Subsequent filings in these cases must therefore be submitted through the electronic filing system in No. 19-1434. Each document submitted in connection with one or more of these cases must include on its cover the case number and caption for each case in which the filing is intended to be submitted. Where a filing is submitted in fewer than all of the cases, the docket entry will reflect the case number(s) in which the filing is submitted; a document filed in all of the consolidated cases will be noted as “VIDED.”

Petition GRANTED, the petition for a writ of certiorari in No. 19-1434 is granted as to Federal Circuit case No. 2018-2140, and the petition for a writ of certiorari in No. 19-1452 is granted, all limited to Questions 1 and 2 as set forth in the July 22, 2020 Memorandum for the United States. The cases are consolidated, and a total of one hour is allotted for oral argument. VIDED.

DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/9/2020.

DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 9/29/2020.

Reply of petitioner Arthrex, Inc. filed. (Distributed)

Brief amicus curiae of TiVo Corporation filed.

Brief amicus curiae of US Inventor, Inc. filed.

Brief of respondents Smith & Nephew, Inc., et al. filed. VIDED.

Memorandum of respondent United States filed. VIDED.

Blanket Consent filed by Respondents, Smith & Nephew, Inc., et al. VIDED

Blanket Consent filed by Respondent, United States VIDED

Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, Arthrex, Inc. VIDED

Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due August 5, 2020)


Arthrex, Inc., Petitioner, represented by Jeffrey Alan Lamken

Smith & Nephew, Inc., et al., Respondent, represented by Mark Andrew Perry

United States, Respondent, represented by Elizabeth B. Prelogar

Amici Curiae

TiVo Corporation, Amicus Curiae, represented by Michael E. Joffre

US Inventor, Inc., Amicus Curiae, represented by Robert P. Greenspoon

Last updated: May 17, 2024