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Docket for 08-1423
No. 08-1423
Title:
Costco Wholesale Corporation, Petitioner
v.
Omega, S.A.
Docketed:May 18, 2009
Lower Ct:United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  Case Nos.:(07-55368, 07-52606)
  Decision Date:September 3, 2008
  Rehearing Denied:February 17, 2009
Questions Presented

~~~Date~~~ ~~~~~~~Proceedings  and  Orders~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
May 18 2009 Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due June 17, 2009)
Jun 2 2009 Order extending time to file response to petition to and including July 17, 2009.
Jun 4 2009 Consent to the filing of amicus briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the respondent.
Jun 16 2009 Brief amicus curiae of Public Citizen, Inc. filed.
Jun 17 2009 Brief amici curiae of Public Knowledge, and Electronic Frontier Foundation filed.
Jun 17 2009 Brief amici curiae of Entertainment Merchants Association, et al. filed.
Jun 17 2009 Brief amicus curiae of eBay Inc. filed.
Jun 17 2009 Brief amici curiae of Retail Industry Leaders Association, et al. filed.
Jul 17 2009 Brief of respondent Omega, S.A. in opposition filed.
Jul 28 2009 Reply of petitioner Costco Wholesale Corporation filed.
Jul 29 2009 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 29, 2009.
Sep 28 2009 Supplemental brief of petitioner Costco Wholesale Corporation filed. (Distributed)
Oct 5 2009 The Solicitor General is invited to file a brief in this case expressing the views of the United States.
Mar 17 2010 Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.
Mar 29 2010 Supplemental brief of petitioner in response to brief of United States as amicus curiae filed.
Mar 31 2010 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 16, 2010.
Apr 19 2010 Petition GRANTED.
Apr 28 2010 The time within which to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits is extended to and including July 2, 2010.
Apr 28 2010 The time within which to file respondent's brief on the merits is extended to and including August 31, 2010.
May 5 2010 Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs in support of either party or neither party received from counsel for the petitioner.
May 10 2010 Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs in support of either party or neither party received from counsel for the respondent.
Jul 2 2010 Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed)
Jul 2 2010 Brief of petitioner Costco Wholesale Corporation filed.
Jul 8 2010 Brief amici curiae of American Library Association, et al. filed.
Jul 8 2010 Brief amici curiae of Public Knowledge, et al. filed.
Jul 9 2010 Brief amicus curiae of American Intellectual Property Law Association in support of neither party filed.
Jul 9 2010 Brief amicus curiae of Intel Corporation filed.
Jul 9 2010 Brief amicus curiae of Public Citizen filed.
Jul 9 2010 Brief amicus curiae of eBay, Inc., et al. filed.
Jul 9 2010 Brief amici curiae of Retail Industry Leaders Association, et al. filed.
Jul 9 2010 Brief amici curiae of Entertainment Merchants Association, et al. filed.
Aug 20 2010 CIRCULATED.
Aug 24 2010 SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Monday, November 8, 2010.
Aug 31 2010 Record received from U.S.C.A. for 9th Circuit. (1 envelope)
Aug 31 2010 Brief of respondent Omega, S.A. filed. (Distributed)
Sep 3 2010 Brief amicus curiae of Intellectual Property Owners Association filed.
Sep 7 2010 Motion of the Acting Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument filed.
Sep 7 2010 Brief amicus curiae of United States filed. (Distributed)
Sep 7 2010 Brief amicus curiae of American Watch Association filed. (Distributed)
Sep 7 2010 Justice Kagan is recused in this case.
Sep 7 2010 Brief amicus curiae of Business Software Alliance filed.
Sep 7 2010 Brief amicus curiae of Software & Information Industry Association filed.
Sep 7 2010 Brief amicus curiae of American Publishers filed. (Distributed)
Sep 7 2010 Brief amici curiae of Motion Picture Association of America, Inc., et al. filed. (Distributed)
Sep 7 2010 Brief amicus curiae of American Bar Association filed.
Sep 7 2010 Brief amici curiae of Fujifilm Corporation, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Sep 14 2010 Record received from U.S.D.C. for Central District of California. (5 boxes) There are sealed documents in this record.
Sep 27 2010 Reply of petitioner Costco Wholesale Corporation filed. (Distributed)
Oct 4 2010 Motion of the Acting Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument GRANTED. Justice Kagan took no part in the consideration or decision of this motion.
Nov 8 2010 Argued. For petitioner: Roy T. Englert, Jr., Washington, D. C . For respondent: Aaron M. Panner, Washington, D. C.; and Malcolm L. Stewart, Deputy Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. (for United States, as amicus curiae.)
Dec 13 2010 Adjudged to be AFFIRMED by an equally divided Court. Justice Kagan took no part in the consideration or decision of this case.
Jan 14 2011 JUDGMENT ISSUED.
May 17 2011 Record returned to U.S.D.C. for Central District of California.



~~Name~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~    ~~~~~~~Address~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   ~~Phone~~~
Attorneys for Petitioner:
Roy T. Englert Jr. Robbins, Russell, Englert, Orseck, Untereiner & Sauber LLP(202) 775-4500
    Counsel of Record1801 K Street, N.W., Suite 411
Washington, DC  20006
renglert@robbinsrussell.com
Party name: Costco Wholesale Corporation
Attorneys for Respondent:
Michael K. Kellogg Kellogg Huber Hansen Todd Evans & Figel PLLC(202) 326-7902
    Counsel of Record1615 M Street, N.W.
Suite 400
Washington, DC  20036
mkellogg@khhte.com
Party name: Omega, S.A.
 
Aaron M. Panner Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figel, P.L.L.C.(202) 326-7900
1615 M Street, N.W.
Suite 400
Washington, DC  20036
apanner@khhte.com
Party name: Omega, S.A.
Other:
Scott E. Bain Software & Information Industry Association(202) 289-7442
1090 Vermont Avenue, NW
Suite 600
Washington, DC  20005
sbain@siia.net
Party name: Software & Information Industry Association
 
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: American Library Association, et al.
 
Patrick J. Coyne Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner LLP(202) 408-4000
901 New York Ave., NW
Washington, DC  20001
patrick.coyne@finnegan.com
Party name: American Intellectual Property Law Association in support of neither party
 
Ronald G. Dove Jr. Covington & Burling LLP(202) 662-5685
1201 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC  20004-2401
rdove.cov.com
Party name: American Watch Association
 
George L. Graff 112 Holly Place(914) 762-3706
Briarcliff Manor, NY  10510
glgraff@graffadr.com
Party name: Intellectual Property Owners Association
 
Seth D. Greenstein Constantine Cannon LLP(202) 204-3514
1301 K Street, N.W.
Suite 1050 East
Washington, DC  20005
sgreenstein@constantinecannon.com
Party name: Retail Industry Leaders Association, et al.
 
Steven A. Hirsch Keker & Van Nest, LLP(415) 391-5400
710 Sansome Street
San Francisco, CA  94111
shirsch@kvn.com
Party name: eBay Inc.
 
Elena Kagan Solicitor General(202) 514-2217
United States Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC  20530-0001
SupremeCtBriefs@USDOJ.gov
Party name: United States
 
Neal Kumar Katyal Acting Solicitor General(202) 514-2217
United States Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC  20530-0001
SupremeCtBriefs@USDOJ
Party name: United States
 
John T. Mitchell Interaction Law(202) 415-9213
1629 K Street, NW
Suite 300
Washington, DC  20006
john@interactionlaw.com
Party name: Entertainment Merchants Association, 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: Intel Corporation
 
Andrew J. Pincus Mayer Brown LLP(202) 263-3000
1999 K Street, NW
Washington, DC  20006-1101
apincus@mayerbrown.com
Party name: Business Software Alliance
 
Adina H. Rosenbaum Public Citizen Litigation Group(202) 588-1000
1600 20th Street, NW
Washington, DC  20009
arosenbaum@citizen.org
Party name: Public Citizen, Inc.
 
Lawrence Rosenthal Strook & Strook & Lavan LLP(212) 806-5400
180 Maiden Lane
New York, NY  10038
lrosenthal@stroock.com
Party name: Fujifilm Corporation, et al.
 
David B. Salmons Bingham McCutchen LLP(202) 373-6000
2020 K Street, N.W.
Washington, DC  20006
david.salmons@bingham.com
Party name: eBay, Inc., et al.
 
Charles S. Sims Proskauer Rose LLP(212) 969-3950
Eleven Times Square
New York, NY  10036
csims@proskauer.com
Party name: American Publishers
 
Gigi B. Sohn Public Knowledge(202) 518-0020
1875 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 650
Washington, DC  20009
gbsohn@publicknowledge.org
Party name: Public Knowledge, et al.
 
Malcolm L. Stewart Deputy Solicitor General(202) 514-2201
Department of Justice
Washington, DC  20530
malcolm.l.stewart@usjoj.gov
Party name: Costco Wholesale Corporation v. Omega, S.A.
 
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: Motion Picture Association of America, Inc., et al.
 
Stephen N. Zack President(312) 988-5000
American Bar Association
321 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL  60654-7598
abapresident@abanet.org
Party name: American Bar Association
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