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Docket for 14-1538
No. 14-1538
Title:
Life Technologies Corporation, et al., Petitioners
v.
Promega Corporation
Docketed:June 29, 2015
Linked with 14A1075
Lower Ct:United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  Case Nos.:(2013-1011, 2013-1029, 2013-1376)
  Decision Date:December 15, 2014
  Rehearing Denied:February 26, 2015
Questions Presented

~~~Date~~~ ~~~~~~~Proceedings  and  Orders~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Apr 16 2015 Application (14A1075) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from May 27, 2015 to June 26, 2015, submitted to The Chief Justice.
Apr 22 2015 Application (14A1075) granted by The Chief Justice extending the time to file until June 26, 2015.
Jun 26 2015 Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due July 29, 2015)
Jul 13 2015 Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for petitioners.
Jul 17 2015 Order extending time to file response to petition to and including August 26, 2015.
Jul 28 2015 Brief amicus curiae of Agilent Technologies, Inc. filed.
Jul 29 2015 Brief amicus curiae of Professor Timothy R. Holbrook filed.
Aug 26 2015 Brief of respondent Promega Corporation in opposition filed.
Sep 8 2015 Reply of petitioners Life Technologies Corporation, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Sep 9 2015 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 28, 2015.
Oct 5 2015 The Solicitor General is invited to file a brief in this case expressing the views of the United States.
May 11 2016 Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.
May 27 2016 Supplemental brief of petitioners Life Technologies Corporation, et al. filed.
May 31 2016 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 16, 2016.
May 31 2016 Supplemental brief of respondent Promega Corporation filed. (Distributed)
Jun 20 2016 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 23, 2016.
Jun 27 2016 Petition GRANTED limited to Question 2 presented by the petition.
Jul 26 2016 The time to file the joint appendix and petitioners' brief on the merits is extended to and including September 1, 2016.
Jul 26 2016 The time to file respondent's brief on the merits is extended to and including October 24, 2016.
Aug 4 2016 Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for Life Technologies Corporation, Invitrogen IP Holdings, Inc., and Applied Biosystems, LLC.
Sep 1 2016 Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed.)
Sep 1 2016 Brief of petitioners Life Technologies Corporation, et al. filed.
Sep 7 2016 Brief amicus curiae of Intellectual Property Owners Association in support of neither party filed.
Sep 7 2016 Brief amicus curiae of Agilent Technologies, Inc. filed.
Sep 8 2016 Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.
Sep 8 2016 Brief amici curiae of Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie e.V., et al. filed.
Sep 8 2016 Brief amicus curiae of American Intellectual Property Law Association in support of neither party filed.
Sep 8 2016 Brief amici curiae of Intellectual Property Professors filed.
Oct 21 2016 SET FOR ARGUMENT on Tuesday, December 6, 2016.
Oct 24 2016 Brief of respondent Promega Corporation filed.
Oct 25 2016 Brief amicus curiae of New York Intellectual Property Law Association filed. (Distributed)
Oct 26 2016 CIRCULATED.
Oct 31 2016 Brief amicus curiae of Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation filed. (Distributed)
Nov 1 2016 Record requested from the U.S.C.A. Federal Circuit.
Nov 4 2016 Record received from the U.S.C.A. Federal Circuit is electronic and located on PACER. Also received are Confidential documents that are also electronic.
Nov 7 2016 Motion of the Acting Solicitor General out of time for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument filed.
Nov 10 2016 Record received from the U.S.D.C. Western Dist. of Wisconsin is electronic.
Nov 22 2016 Motion of the Acting Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument GRANTED. out of time
Nov 22 2016 Reply of petitioners Life Technologies Corporation, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Dec 6 2016 Argued. For petitioners: Carter G. Phillips, 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 respondents: Seth P. Waxman, Washington, D. C.
Jan 4 2017 Letter from Clerk of Court to counsel of record noting that the Chief Justice will not continue to participate in this case.
Feb 22 2017 Judgment REVERSED and case REMANDED. Sotomayor, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Kennedy, Ginsburg, Breyer, and Kagan, JJ., joined, and in which Thomas and Alito, JJ., joined as to all but Part II-C. Alito, J., filed an opinion concurring in part and concurring in the judgment, in which Thomas, J., joined. Roberts, C. J., took no part in the decision of the case.
Mar 27 2017 JUDGMENT ISSUED.



~~Name~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~    ~~~~~~~Address~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   ~~Phone~~~
Attorneys for Petitioners:
Carter G. Phillips Sidley Austin LLP(202) 736-8000
    Counsel of Record1501 K Street, N.W.
Washington, DC  20005
cphillips@sidley.com
Party name: Life Technologies Corporation, et al.
Attorneys for Respondent:
Seth P. Waxman Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP(202) 663-6000
    Counsel of Record1875 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC  20006
seth.waxman@wilmerhale.com
Party name: Promega Corporation
Other:
Paul H. Berghoff McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP(312) 913-0001
300 South Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL  60606
berghoff@mbhb.com
Party name: Intellectual Property Owners Association
 
Noel J. Francisco Acting 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
 
Jennifer Lynn Gregor Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.(608) 257-3911
One East Main St., Suite 500
Madison, WI  53703
jgregor@gklaw.com
Party name: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
 
John Michael Griem Jr. Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP(212) 732-3200
2 Wall Street
New York, NY  10005
griem@clm.com
Party name: Agilent Technologies, Inc.
 
Doris Johnson Hines Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP(202) 408-4250
901 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC  20001-4413
dori.hines@finnegan.com
Party name: American Intellectual Property Law Association
 
Timothy R. Holbrook Emory University, School of Law(404) 712-0353
1301 Clifton Rd.
Atlanta, GA  30322
tholbrook@emory.edu
Party name: Professor Timothy R. Holbrook
 
Ronald J. Mann 435 West 116th Street(212) 854-1570
New York, NY  10027
rmann@law.columbia.edu
Party name: Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie e.V., et al.
 
Irena Royzman Paterson Belknap Webb & Tyler, LLP(212) 336-2000
1133 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY  10036
iroyzman@pbwt.com
Party name: New York Intellectual Property Law Association
 
Zachary D. Tripp Assistant to the Solicitor General(202) 514-2201
Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC  20543
zack.tripp@usdoj.gov
Party name: United States
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