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Docket for 05-130
No. 05-130
Title:
eBay Inc., et al., Petitioners
v.
MercExchange, L.L.C.
Docketed:July 27, 2005
Lower Ct:United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  Case Nos.:(03-1600, 03-1616)
  Decision Date:March 16, 2005
  Rehearing Denied:April 26, 2005
Questions Presented

~~~Date~~~ ~~~~~~~Proceedings  and  Orders~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Jul 25 2005 Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due August 26, 2005)
Aug 11 2005 Order extending time to file response to petition to and including September 26, 2005.
Sep 22 2005 Brief amici curiae of America Online, Inc., et al. filed.
Sep 23 2005 Brief amici curiae of Qualcom Incorporated, et al. filed.
Sep 26 2005 Brief amici curiae of Business Software Alliance, et al. filed.
Sep 26 2005 Brief amici curiae of 35 Intellectual Property Professors filed.
Sep 26 2005 Brief amicus curiae of Computer & Communications Industry Association filed.
Sep 26 2005 Brief of respondent MercExchange, L.L.C. in opposition filed.
Sep 26 2005 Brief amicus curiae of Electronic Frontier Foundation filed.
Oct 11 2005 Reply of petitioners eBay Inc. and Half.com., Inc. filed. (Distributed)
Oct 12 2005 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 28, 2005.
Oct 31 2005 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 4, 2005.
Nov 7 2005 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 10, 2005.
Nov 18 2005 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 23, 2005.
Nov 28 2005 Petition GRANTED In addition to the Question presented by the petition, the parties are directed to brief and argue the following Question: "Whether this Court should reconsider its precedents, including Continental Paper Bag Co. v. Eastern Paper Bag Co., 210 U.S. 405 (1908), on when it is appropriate to grant an injunction against a patent infringer."
Dec 6 2005 Extension of time within which to file the joint appendix and petitioners' brief on the merits to and including January 26, 2006.
Dec 15 2005 Consent to the filing of amicus briefs in support of either party received from counsel for the respondent.
Dec 21 2005 Consent to the filing of amicus briefs in support of either party received from counsel for the petitioners.
Jan 6 2006 Extension of time within which to file respondent's brief on the merits to and including March 10, 2006.
Jan 17 2006 Brief amici curiae of American Intellectual Property Law Association, and Federal Circuit Bar Association filed.
Jan 23 2006 SET FOR ARGUMENT on Wednesday, March 29, 2006.
Jan 24 2006 Brief amici curiae of Law Professors in support of respondent filed.
Jan 25 2006 Brief amici curiae of Malla Pollack and Other Legal Scholars, et al. filed.
Jan 26 2006 Brief amici curiae of Business Software Alliance, et al. filed.
Jan 26 2006 Brief amicus curiae of Bar Association of the District of Columbia - Patent,Trademark & Copyright Section filed.
Jan 26 2006 Brief amicus curiae of Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.filed.
Jan 26 2006 Brief amicus curiae of Yahoo! Inc. filed.
Jan 26 2006 Brief amicus curiae of American Innovators' Alliance filed.
Jan 26 2006 Brief of petitioners eBay Inc.and Half.com, Inc. filed.
Jan 26 2006 Brief amici curiae of Electronic Frontier Foundation, et al. filed.
Jan 26 2006 Brief amicus curiae of International Business Machines Corporation filed.
Jan 26 2006 Brief amicus curiae of Computer & Communications Industry Association filed.
Jan 26 2006 Brief amicus curiae of Association of the Bar of the City of New York filed.
Jan 26 2006 Brief amicus curiae of Research in Motion, Ltd. filed.
Jan 26 2006 Brief amici curiae of 52 Intellectual Property Professors filed.
Jan 26 2006 Brief amici curiae of Securities Industry Association, et al. filed.
Jan 26 2006 Brief amici curiae of Time Warner Inc., et al. filed.
Jan 26 2006 Brief amicus curiae of Nokia Corporation filed.
Jan 26 2006 Joint appendix filed. (Jt. appendix in three volumes).
Feb 7 2006 CIRCULATED.
Feb 24 2006 Record received from U.S.C.A. for Federal Circuit. (1 box)
Feb 24 2006 Record received from U.S.D.C. for the Eastern District of Virginia. (Norfolk) (18 boxes).
Mar 9 2006 Brief amici curiae of United Inventors Association, and Technology Licensing Corporation filed. (Distributed)
Mar 10 2006 Brief of respondent MercExchange, L.L.C. filed. (Distributed)
Mar 10 2006 Brief amici curiae of General Electric Company, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Mar 10 2006 Brief amicus curiae of United States filed. (Distributed)
Mar 10 2006 Brief amicus curiae of Biotechnology Industry Organization filed. (Distributed)
Mar 10 2006 Brief amicus curiae of Various Law & Economics Professors filed. (Distributed)
Mar 10 2006 Brief amici curiae of Martin Cooper, et al, . filed. (Distributed)
Mar 10 2006 Brief amicus curiae of Steven M. Hoffberg filed. (Distributed)
Mar 10 2006 Brief amici curiae of Technology Patents & Licensing, Inc., et al. filed. (Distributed)
Mar 10 2006 Brief amici curiae of Qualcomm Incorporated, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Mar 10 2006 Brief amici curiae of Association of American Universities, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Mar 10 2006 Brief amicus curiae of American Bar Association filed. (Distributed)
Mar 10 2006 Brief amicus curiae of Rembrandt IP Management, LLC filed. (Distributed)
Mar 10 2006 Brief amici curiae of Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Mar 10 2006 Brief amicus curiae of Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America filed. Distributed).
Mar 13 2006 Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument filed.
Mar 17 2006 Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument GRANTED.
Mar 17 2006 Reply of petitioners eBay Inc., et al. filed. (Distributed)
Mar 20 2006 Letter from counsel for the respondents received. (Distributed).
Mar 27 2006 Letter proposing lodging of copies of a U.S. Patent and Trademark Office report, from counsel for petitioner received. (Distributed).
Mar 29 2006 Argued. For petitioner: Carter G. Phillips, Washington, D.C. For respondent: Seth P. Waxman, Washington, D.C.; and Jeffrey P. Minear, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D.C. (for United States, as amicus curiae.)
May 15 2006 Judgment VACATED and case REMANDED. Thomas, J., delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court. Roberts, C. J., filed a concurring opinion, in which Scalia and Ginsburg, JJ., joined. Kennedy, J., filed a concurring opinion, in which Stevens, Souter, and Breyer, JJ., joined.
Jun 16 2006 JUDGMENT ISSUED.
Jun 16 2006 Record returned to U.S.D.C. for Eastern District of Virginia (Norfolk).
Jun 27 2006 Acknowledgement of receipt (06/19/06) of judgment from Clerk, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit received.
Aug 8 2006 Record returned to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.



~~Name~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~    ~~~~~~~Address~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   ~~Phone~~~
Attorneys for Petitioners:
Carter G. Phillips Sidley Austin LLP(202) 736-8270
    Counsel of Record1501 K Street, N.W.
Washington, DC  20005
cphillips@sidley.com
Party name: eBay Inc., et al.
Attorneys for Respondent:
Scott L. Robertson Hunton & Williams LLP(202) 995-1500
1900 K Street, N.W.
Washington, DC  20006
Party name: MercExchange, L.L.C.
 
Seth P. Waxman Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP(202) 663-6000
1875 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC  20006
seth.waxman@wilmerhale.com
Party name: MercExchange, L.L.C.
Other:
Robert M. Asher Bromberg & Sunstein(617)-443-9292
125 Summer Street
Boston, MA  02110
Party name: United Inventors Association and Technology Licensing Corporation
 
Jonathan Band Jonathan Band PLLC(202) 296-5675
Jonathan Band PLLC
21 Dupont Circle NW
8th Floor
Washington, DC  20036
jband@policybandwidth.com
Party name: Computer & Communications Industry Association
 
Kenneth C. Bass III. Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox(202) 772-8825
1100 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC  20005
Party name: Qualcomm Incorporated, et al.
 
Keara A. Bergin 220 East 42nd Street
New York, NY  10017
Party name: Technology Patents & Licensing, Inc., et al.
 
Stephen V. Bomse Heller Ehrman LLP(415) 772-6000
333 Bush Street
San Francisco, CA  94104
Party name: Business Software Alliance, et al.
 
Laura W. Brill Kendall Brill & Klieger LLP(310) 556-2700
10100 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA  90067
lbrill@kbkfirm.com
Party name: Association of American Universities , et al.
 
W. Hardy Callcott Bingham McCutchen LLP(415) 393-2000
Three Embarcadero Center
San Francisco, CA  94111
Party name: Securities Industry Association, et al.
 
Joseph S. Cianfrani 2040 Main Street 14th Floor(949) 760-0404
Irvine, CA  92614
Party name: American Intellectual Property Law Association, et al.
 
Paul D. Clement Solicitor General(202) 514-2217
United States Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC  20530-0001
SupremeCtBriefs@USDOJ.gov
Party name: United States
 
James W. Dabney Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP(212) 859-8000
One New York Plaza
New York, NY  10004
Party name: Association of the Bar of the City of New York
 
John C. Englander Godwin Proctor LLP(617) 570-1000
53 State Street Exchange Place
Boston, MA  02109
Party name: General Electric Company, et al.
 
Thomas G. Field Jr. Professor of Law(603) 513-5147
Franklin Pierce Law Center
2 White Street
Concord, NH  03301
Party name: Law Professors
 
James Galbraith Kenyon & Kenyon(212) 425-7200
One Broadway
New York, NY  10004
Party name: Tev Pharmaceuticals USA
 
Martin R. Glick Howard Rice Nemerovski Canady Falk & Rabkin(415) 434-1600
Three Embarcadero Center, Seventh Floor
San Francisco, CA  94111-4024
Party name: Research in Motion, Ltd.
 
Michael S. Greco American Bar Association(312) 988-5000
321 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL  60610
Party name: American Bar Association
 
Gary M. Hoffman 7428 Old Maple Square(703) 819-7517
McLean, VA  22102
gmhoffmanfl@aol.com
Party name: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, et al.
 
Christopher A. Hughes Morgan & Finnegan(212)-415-8700
3 World Financial Center
New York, NY  10281-2101
Party name: International Business Machines Corporation
 
Michael P. Kenny Alston & Bird LLP(404) 881-7000
1201 West Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA  30309
Party name: Nokia Corporation
 
F. Scott Kieff 1111 23rd Street NW(202) 558-6667
Apt. 3d
Washington, DC  20037
Party name: Various Law & Economics Professors
 
Mark A. Lemley William H. Neuman Professor(650) 723-4605
Stanford Law School
559 Nathan Abbott Way
Stanford, CA  94305-
mlemley@law.stanford.edu
Party name: 35 Intellectual Property Professors (Merits-52 IPP)
 
Nancy J. Linck Biotechnology Industry Organization(202) 962-6668
1225 Eye Street, N.W.
Washington, DC  20005
Party name: Biotechnology Industry Organization
 
Jeffrey P. Minear Assistant to the Solicitor General(202) 514-2201
Department of Justice
Washington, DC  20530
Party name: eBay Inc., et al. v. MercExchange, L.L.C.
 
Christopher P. Murphy Arent Fox PLLC(202) 857-6000
1050 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, DC  20036
Party name: Business Software Alliance, et al.
 
Justin A. Nelson Susman Godfrey LLP(206) 516-3880
1201 Third Avenue, Suite 3800
Seattle, WA  98101
jnelson@susmangodfrey.com
Party name: Martin Cooper, et al, .
 
Theodore B. Olson Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP(202) 955-8500
1050 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC  20036
tolson@gibsondunn.com
Party name: American Innovators' Alliance
 
Malla Pollack Professor(270) 744-3300
American Justice School of Law
Information Age Park
2000 McCracken Blvd.
Paducah, KY  42001
Party name: Malla Pollack and Other Legal Scholars, et al.
 
Robert Joseph Rando 4940 Merrick Road, Suite 350(516) 799-9800
Massapequa Park, NY  11762
Party name: Steven M. Hoffberg
 
Harry J. Roper Jenner & Block LLP(312) 222-9350
353 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL  60611
HRoper@jenner.com
Party name: Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America
 
Jason M. Schultz UC Berkeley School of Law(510) 642-1957
Berkeley, CA  94720-7200
Party name: eBay Inc., et al. v. MercExchange, L.L.C.
 
Kathleen M. Sullivan Stanford Constitutional Law Center(650) 725-9875
Stanford Law School
559 Nathan Abbott Way
Stanford, CA  94305-8610
Party name: America Online, Inc., et al. (Time Warner Inc., et al.)
 
Blair E. Taylor Venable LLP(202)-344-4639
575 7th Street, NW
Washington, DC  20004-1601
Party name: Bar Association of the District of Columbia-Patent,Trademark & Copyright Section
 
Michael Li-Ming Wong 3 Embarcadero Center415-315-63000
San Francisco, CA  94111
Michael.Wong@Ropesgray.com
Party name: Rembrandt IP Management, LLC
 
Christopher J. Wright Wiltshire & Grannis LLP(202) 730-1300
1200 Eighteenth St., N.W.
Suite 1200
Washington, DC  20036
cwright@wiltshiregrannis.com
Party name: Yahoo! Inc.
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