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Docket for 15-1293
No. 15-1293
Title:
Michelle K. Lee, Director, United States Patent and Trademark Office, Petitioner
v.
Simon Shiao Tam
Docketed:April 20, 2016
Linked with 15A925
Lower Ct:United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  Case Nos.:(14-1203)
  Decision Date:December 22, 2015
Questions Presented

~~~Date~~~ ~~~~~~~Proceedings  and  Orders~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Mar 9 2016 Application (15A925) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from March 21, 2016 to April 20, 2016, submitted to The Chief Justice.
Mar 10 2016 Application (15A925) granted by The Chief Justice extending the time to file until April 20, 2016.
Apr 20 2016 Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due May 20, 2016)
May 10 2016 Order extending time to file response to petition to and including June 20, 2016.
Jun 20 2016 Brief amicus curiae of Pro-Football, Inc.
Jun 20 2016 Brief of respondent Simon Shiao Tam filed.
Jul 6 2016 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 26, 2016.
Jul 12 2016 Reply of petitioner Michelle K. Lee, Director, United States Patent and Trademark Office filed. (Distributed)
Sep 29 2016 Petition GRANTED.
Sep 30 2016 Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for respondent.
Nov 9 2016 Joint appendix filed.
Nov 9 2016 Brief of petitioner Michelle K. Lee, Director, United States Patent and Trademark Office filed.
Nov 14 2016 Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs in support of either party or of neither party received from counsel for the petitioner.
Nov 15 2016 Brief amici curiae of Amanda Blackhorse, et al. filed.
Nov 16 2016 Brief amicus curiae of the American Bar Association, in support of neither party filed.
Nov 16 2016 Brief amici curiae of Native American Organizations filed.
Nov 16 2016 Brief amici curiae of Law Professors filed.
Nov 16 2016 Brief amici curiae of Asian Americans Advancing Justice, et al., in support of neither party filed.
Nov 16 2016 Brief amici curiae of Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality, et al. filed.
Nov 18 2016 Brief amicus curiae of American Intellectual Property Law Association, in support of neither party filed.
Nov 19 2016 Brief amicus curiae of Public Citizen, Inc., in support of neither party filed.
Nov 21 2016 Brief amici curiae of Certain Members of Congress, in support of neither party filed.
Nov 21 2016 Brief amicus curiae of Public Knowledge, in support of neither party filed.
Nov 21 2016 Brief amicus curiae of New York Intellectual Property Law Association, in support of neither party filed.
Dec 5 2016 SET FOR ARGUMENT on Wednesday, January 18, 2017.
Dec 7 2016 Record requested from the U.S.C.A. Federal Circuit.
Dec 7 2016 Brief amicus curiae of American Center for Law and Justice filed.
Dec 9 2016 Brief of respondent Simon Shiao Tam filed. (Distributed)
Dec 13 2016 CIRCULATED.
Dec 13 2016 Brief amicus curiae of Pacific Legal Foundation filed. (Distributed)
Dec 14 2016 Record received from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is electronic along with instructions for access. Part of this record is located on PACER.
Dec 14 2016 Brief amici curiae of Constitutional Law Professors filed. (Distributed)
Dec 15 2016 Brief amici curiae of Professors Edward Lee and Jake Linford filed. (Distributed)
Dec 16 2016 Brief amicus curiae of Alliance Defending Freedom filed. (Distributed)
Dec 16 2016 Brief amicus curiae of Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America filed. (Distributed)
Dec 16 2016 Brief amicus curiae of Pro-Football, Inc. filed. (Distributed)
Dec 16 2016 Brief amicus curiae of Justice and Freedom Fund filed. (Distributed)
Dec 16 2016 Brief amicus curiae of San Francisco Dykes on Bikes Women's Motorcycle Contingent, Inc. filed. (Distributed)
Dec 16 2016 Brief amici curiae of The Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Dec 16 2016 Brief amicus curiae of The American Jewish Committee filed. (Distributed)
Dec 16 2016 Brief amici curiae of Rutherford Institute and Consumer's Research filed. (Distributed)
Dec 16 2016 Brief amici curiae of American Civil Liberties Union, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Dec 16 2016 Brief amicus curiae of International Trademark Association filed. (Distributed)
Dec 16 2016 Brief amici curiae of Cato Institute, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Dec 16 2016 Brief amicus curiae of Becket Fund for Religious Liberty filed. (Distributed)
Dec 16 2016 Brief amicus curiae of Professor Hugh C. Hansen filed. (Distributed)
Dec 16 2016 Brief amici curiae of Law Professors Gregory Dolin, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Dec 16 2016 Brief amicus curiae of Erik Brunetti filed. (Distributed)
Dec 16 2016 Brief amicus curiae of First Amendment Lawyers Association filed. (Distributed)
Jan 9 2017 Reply of petitioner Michelle K. Lee, Director, United States Patent and Trademark Office filed. (Distributed)
Jan 18 2017 Argued. For petitioner: Malcolm L. Stewart, Deputy Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. For respondents: John C. Connell, Haddonfield, N. J.



~~Name~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~    ~~~~~~~Address~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   ~~Phone~~~
Attorneys for Petitioner:
Jeffrey B. Wall Acting Solicitor General(202) 514-2217
    Counsel of Record United States Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC  20530-0001
SupremeCtBriefs@USDOJ.gov
Party name: Michelle K. Lee, Director, United States Patent and Trademark Office
 
Malcolm L. Stewart Deputy Solicitor General(202) 514-2201
Department of Justice
Washington, DC  20530
malcolm.l.stewart@usdoj.gov
Party name: Michelle K. Lee, Director, United States Patent and Trademark Office
Attorneys for Respondent:
John C. Connell Archer & Greiner, P.C.(856) 354-3074
    Counsel of RecordOne Centennial Square, P.O. Box 3000
Haddonfield, NJ  08033
jconnell@archerlaw.com
Party name: Simon Shiao Tam
Other:
Floyd Abrams Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP(212) 701-3000
80 Pine Street
New York, NY  10005
fabrams@cahill.com
Party name: Constitutional Law Professors
 
Lisa S. Blatt Arnold & Porter LLP(202) 942-5000
601 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC  20001
lisa.blatt@aporter.com
Party name: Pro-Football, Inc.
 
Megan L. Brown Wiley Rein LLP(202) 719-7000
1776 K Street NW
Washington, DC  20006
mbrown@wileyrein.com
Party name: The Rutherford Institute and Consumer's Research
 
Matthew James Dowd Dowd, PLLC(202) 573-3853
1717 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC  20006
mjdowd@dowdplle.com
Party name: Law Professors Gregory Dolin, et al.
 
John A. Dragseth Fish & Richardson, P.C., P.A.(612) 335-5070
3200 RBC Plaza
60 South 6th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55402
dragseth@fr.com
Party name: Certain Members of Congress
 
Anthony J Dreyer Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher, & Flom LLP(212) 735-3000
Four Times Square
New York, NY  10036
anthony.dreyer@skadden.com
Party name: The International Trademark Association
 
Christine Haight Farley American University Washington College Law202-274-4171
4300 Nebraska Avenue, NW
Washington, DC  20016
cfarley@wcl.american.edu
Party name: Law Professors
 
Dyan Mary Finguerra-DuCharme Pryor Cashman LLP(212) 421-4100
7 Times Square
New York, NY  10036
dfinguerra-ducharme@pryorcashman.com
Party name: The New York Intellectual Property Law Association
 
Hugh C. Hansen Fordham University School of Law(212) 636-6854
150 West 62nd Street
New York, NY  10023
hansenhugh@gmail.com
Party name: Professor Hugh C. Hansen
 
James L. Hirsen 505 S. Villa Real Drive(714) 283-8880
Suite 208
Anaheim Hills, CA  92807
hirsen@earthlink.net
Party name: Justice and Freedom Fund
 
Linda A. Klein President(312) 988-5000
American Bar Association
321 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL  60654
abapresident@americanbar.org
Party name: the American Bar Association
 
Daniel J. Kornstein Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady, LLP(212) 763-5000
600 Fifth Avenue, 10th Floor
New York, NY  10020
dkornstein@ecbalaw.com
Party name: Asian Americans Advancing Justice, et al.
 
Edward S. Lee Chicago-Kent College of Law(312)-906-5212
565 W. Adams Street
Chicago, IL  60657
elee@kentlaw.iitedu
Party name: Professors Edward Lee and Jake Linford
 
Mark Lemley Durie Tangri LLP(415) 362-6666
217 Leidesdorff Street
San Francisco, CA  94111
mlemley@durietangri.com
Party name: San Francisco Dykes on Bikes Women's Motorcycle Contingent, Inc.
 
Phillip Robert Malone Stanford Law School(650) 725-6369
Juelsgaard Intellectual Property and Innovation Clinic
559 Nathan Abbott Way
Stanford, CA  94305
pmalone@law.stanford.edu
Party name: Public Knowledge
 
Scott L. Nelson Public Citizen Litigation Group(202) 588-1000
1600 20th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC  20009
snelson@citizen.org
Party name: Public Citizen, Inc., in support of neither party
 
Marc J. Randazza Randazza Legal Group, PLLC(702) 420-2001
4035 S. El Capitan Way
Las Vegas, NV  89147
ecf@randazza.com
Party name: First Amendment Lawyers Association
 
William Cheever Rava Perkins Coie, LLP(206) 359-8000
1201 Third Avenue, Suite 4900
Seattle, WA  98101
WRava@perkinscoie.com
Party name: Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality, et al.
 
Mark L. Rienzi The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty(202) 955-0095
1200 New Hampshire Avenue, NW
Suite 700
Washington, DC  20036
mrienzi@becketfund.org
Party name: The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty
 
Charles A. Rothfeld Mayer Brown LLP(202) 263-3000
1999 K Street, N.W.
Washington, DC  20006
crothfeld@mayerbrown.com
Party name: Native American Organizations
 
Lee Berkley Rowland American Civil Liberties Union Foundation(212) 549-2500
125 Broad Street, 18th Floor
New York, NY  10004
lrowland@aclu.org
Party name: The American Civil Liberties Union, et al.
 
Eugene Scalia Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP(202) 955-8500
1050 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC  20036
escalia@gibsondunn.com
Party name: The Chamber of Commerce of The United States of America
 
Jay Alan Sekulow American Center for Law & Justice(202) 546-8890
201 Maryland Ave., N.E.
Washington, DC  20002
sekulow@aclj.org
Party name: American Center for Law and Justice
 
Kannon K. Shanmugam Williams & Connolly LLP(202) 434-5000
725 Twelfth Street, N.W.
Washington, DC  20005
kshanmugam@wc.com
Party name: The American Jewish Committee
 
Ilya Shapiro Cato Institute(202) 842-0200
1000 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC  20001
ishapiro@cato.org
Party name: The Cato Institute, et al.
 
Paul M. Smith Jenner & Block LLP(202) 639-6060
1099 New York Avenue, N.W.
Suite 900
Washington, DC  20001
psmith@jenner.com
Party name: American Intellectual Property Law Association
 
John R. Sommer 17426 Daimler Street (949) 752-5344
Irvine, CA  92614
sommerjohn@gmail.com
Party name: Erik Brunetti
 
Joshua P. Thompson Pacific Legal Foundation(916)-419-7111
930 G Street
Sacramento, CA  95814
jpt@pacificlegal.org
Party name: Pacific Legal Foundation
 
Kristen K. Waggoner Alliance Defending Freedom(480) 444-0020
15100 N. 90th Street
Scottsdale, AZ  85260
kwaggoner@ADFlegal.org
Party name: Alliance Defending Freedom
 
J. Joshua Wheeler Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression(434) 295-4784
400 Worrell Drive
Charlottesville, VA  22911
jjw@tjcenter.org
Party name: The Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression, et al.
 
Jesse Amnon Witten Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP(202) 842-8800
1500 K Street, NW
Washington, DC  20815
jesse.witten@dbr.com
Party name: Amanda Blackhorse, et al.
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