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Docket for 16-341
No. 16-341
Title:
TC Heartland LLC, Petitioner
v.
Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC
Docketed:September 15, 2016
Linked with 16A45
Lower Ct:United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  Case Nos.:(2016-105)
  Decision Date:April 29, 2016
Questions Presented

~~~Date~~~ ~~~~~~~Proceedings  and  Orders~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Jul 8 2016 Application (16A45) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from July 28, 2016 to September 12, 2016, submitted to The Chief Justice.
Jul 13 2016 Application (16A45) granted by The Chief Justice extending the time to file until September 12, 2016.
Sep 12 2016 Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due October 17, 2016)
Sep 27 2016 Brief amici curiae of 32 Internet Companies, Retailers and Associations filed.
Sep 28 2016 Order extending time to file response to petition to and including November 16, 2016.
Oct 3 2016 Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for petitioner.
Oct 5 2016 Brief amicus curiae of Washington Legal Foundation filed.
Oct 12 2016 Brief amici curiae of The Electronic Frontier Foundation, et al. filed.
Oct 14 2016 Brief amici curiae of American Bankers Association, et al. filed.
Oct 17 2016 Brief amicus curiae of Paul R, Michel filed.
Oct 17 2016 Brief amici curiae of Dell Inc., and The Software & Information Industry Association filed.
Oct 17 2016 Brief amici curiae of 56 Professors of Law and Economics filed.
Nov 16 2016 Brief of respondent Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC in opposition filed. (Distributed)
Nov 21 2016 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of December 9, 2016.
Nov 21 2016 Reply of petitioner TC Heartland LLC filed. (Distributed)
Dec 2 2016 Letter of December 2, 2016, received from counsel for the petitioner. (Distributed)
Dec 14 2016 Petition GRANTED.
Jan 30 2017 Joint appendix filed. (Public Record)
Jan 30 2017 Brief of petitioner TC Heartland LLC filed.
Jan 31 2017 Motion to file the joint appendix under seal with redacted copies for the public record filed by petitioner TC Heartland LLC.
Feb 3 2017 SET FOR ARGUMENT on Monday, March 27, 2017
Feb 6 2017 Record requested from the U.S.C.A. for the Federal Circuit.
Feb 6 2017 Brief amicus curiae of General Electric Company in support of neither party filed.
Feb 6 2017 Brief amicus curiae of National Association of Realtors filed.
Feb 6 2017 Brief amici curiae of The Electronic Frontier Foundation, and Public Knowledge filed.
Feb 6 2017 Brief amici curiae of Texas, et al. filed.
Feb 6 2017 Brief amicus curiae of American Bar Association filed.
Feb 6 2017 Brief amicus curiae of Engine Advocacy filed.
Feb 6 2017 Brief amicus curiae of Software & Information Industry Association filed.
Feb 6 2017 Brief amicus curiae of BSA l The Software Alliance filed.
Feb 6 2017 Brief amicus curiae of Washington Legal Foundation filed.
Feb 6 2017 Brief amici curiae of American Bankers Association, et al. filed.
Feb 6 2017 Brief amici curiae of Intel Corporation, and Dell Inc. filed.
Feb 6 2017 Brief amicus curiae of ACT l The App Association filed.
Feb 6 2017 Brief amici curiae of 61 Professors of Law and Economics filed.
Feb 6 2017 Brief amicus curiae of Unified Patents Inc. filed.
Feb 6 2017 Brief amicus curiae of The Generic Pharmaceutical Association filed.
Feb 6 2017 Brief amicus curiae of American Intellectual Property Law Association in support of neither party filed.
Feb 6 2017 Brief amici curiae of 48 Internet Companies, Retailers and Associations filed.
Feb 6 2017 Brief amicus curiae of Orange County Intellectual Property Law Association filed.
Feb 6 2017 Brief amicus curiae of The Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago in support of neither party filed.
Feb 6 2017 Appendix of amicus curiae The Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago in support of neither party filed.
Feb 8 2017 Motion DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 24, 2017.
Feb 14 2017 Record received from the U.S.C.A. Federal Circuit. The record is electronic and available on PACER.
Feb 14 2017 Record received from the U.S.D.C. Delaware. The record is electronic and partially SEALED.
Feb 22 2017 CIRCULATED.
Feb 27 2017 Motion to file the joint appendix under seal with redacted copies for the public record GRANTED.
Mar 1 2017 Brief of respondent Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC filed. (Distributed)
Mar 8 2017 Brief amicus curiae of Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) filed. (Distributed)
Mar 8 2017 Brief amici curiae of Ericsson Inc., et al. filed. (Distributed)
Mar 8 2017 Brief amici curiae of 22 Law, Economics and Business Professors filed. (Distributed)
Mar 8 2017 Brief amicus curiae of Papool S. Chaudhari filed. (Distributed)
Mar 8 2017 Brief amicus curiae of Genentech, Inc. filed. (Distributed)
Mar 8 2017 Brief amici curiae of Biotechnology Innovation Organization, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Mar 8 2017 Brief amicus curiae of Whirlpool Corp. filed. (Distributed)
Mar 8 2017 Brief amicus curiae of TDE Petroleum Data Solutions, Inc. filed. (Distributed)
Mar 8 2017 Brief amici curiae of Professors of Patent Law and Civil Procedure filed. (Distributed)
Mar 8 2017 Brief amici curiae of 33 Practicing-Entity Patent Owners filed. (Distributed)
Mar 8 2017 Brief amici curiae of Eighteen Individuals and Organizations Representing Inventors and Patent Owners filed. (Distributed)
Mar 20 2017 Reply of petitioner TC Heartland LLC filed. (Distributed)
Mar 27 2017 Argued. For petitioner: James W. Dabney, New York, N. Y. For respondent: William M. Jay, Washington, D. C.
May 22 2017 Judgment REVERSED and case REMANDED. Thomas, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which all other Members joined, except Gorsuch, J., who took no part in the consideration or decision of this case.



~~Name~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~    ~~~~~~~Address~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   ~~Phone~~~
Attorneys for Petitioner:
James W. Dabney Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP(212) 837-6803
    Counsel of RecordOne Battery Park Plaza
New York, NY  10004-1482
James.Dabney@hugheshubbard.com
Party name: TC Heartland LLC
Attorneys for Respondent:
William M. Jay Goodwin Procter LLP(202) 346-4190
    Counsel of Record901 New York Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC  20001
wjay@goodwinlaw.com
Party name: Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC
 
John D. Luken Dinsmore & Shohl LLP(513) 977-8564
255 E. Fifth Street, Suite 1900
Cincinnati, OH  45202
john.luken@dinsmore.com
Party name: Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC
Other:
Meredith Martin Addy Tabet DiVito & Rothstein LLC(312) 752-9468
295 South LaSalle St.
Suite 700
Chicago, IL  60604
maddy@tdrlawfirm.com
Party name: American Intellectual Property Law Association in support of neither party
 
Joel Bernard Ard Foster Pepper PLLC(206) 701-9243
1111 Third Avenue
Seattle, WA  98101-3299
joel.ard@foster.com
Party name: National Association of Realtors
 
Peter J. Brann Brann & Issacson(207) 786-3566
184 Main Street, P.O. Box 3070
Lewiston, ME  04243-3070
pbrann@brannlaw.com
Party name: 48 Internet Companies, Retailers and Associations
 
William J. Brown Jr. Brown Wegner McNamara LLP(949) 705-0080
2603 Main Street, suite1050
Irvine, CA  92614
bill@bwmllp.com
Party name: Orange County Intellectual Property Law Association
 
Papool Subhash Chaudhari Chaudhari Law, PLLC(214) 702-1150
P.O. Box 1863
Wylie, TX  75098
Papool@ChaudhariLaw.com
Party name: Papool S. Chaudhari
 
Charles Duan Public Knowledge(202) 861-0020
1818 N Street, NW, Suite 410
Washington, DC  20036
cduan@publicknowledge.org
Party name: The Electronic Frontier Foundation and Public Knowledge
 
Thomas Mansfield Dunlap Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig, PLLC(703) 442-3890
8300 Boone Boulevard, Suite 550
Vienna, VA  22182
tdunlap@dbllawyers.com
Party name: 33 Practicing-Entity Patent Owners
 
Thomas C. Goldstein Goldstein & Russell, P.C.(202) 362-0636
7475 Wisconsin Ave., Suite 850
Bethesda, MD  20814
tg@goldsteinrussell.com
Party name: Ericsson Inc., et al.
 
Kirk Wilson Goodwin Whirlpool Corp.269 923 3379
2000 N M-63, MD 3601
Benton Harbor, MI  49022
kirk_goodwin@whirlpool.com
Party name: Whirlpool Corp.
 
Nicholas Groombridge Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, LLP(212) 373-3000
1285 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY  10019-6064
ngroombridge@paulweiss.com
Party name: Genentech, Inc.
 
Charles Hieken Fish & Richardson PC(617) 542-5070
One Marina Park Drive
Boston, MA  02210
hieken@fr.com
Party name: Paul R, Michel
 
Rachel C. Hughey Merchant & Gould PC(612) 336-4688
3200 IDS Center
80 South Eighth Street
Minneapolis, MN  55402
rhughey@merchantgould.com
Party name: Professors of Patent Law and Civil Procedure
 
Scott A. Keller Solicitor General(512) 936-1700
Office of the Attorney General
P.O. Box 12548 Capitol Station (MC 059)
Austin, TX  78711-2548
scott.keller@oag.texas.gov
Party name: Texas, et al.
 
Linda A. Klein President(312) 988-5000
American Bar Association
321 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL  60654
abapresident@americanbar.org
Party name: American Bar Association
 
Brian David Ledahl Russ, August & Kabat310-826-7474
12424 Wilshire Boulevard, 12th Floor
Los Angeles, CA  90025
bledahl@raklaw.com
Party name: Eighteen Individuals and Organizations Representing Inventors and Patent Owners
 
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: 61 Professors of Law and Economics
 
Robert A. Long Jr. Covington & Burling LLP(202) 662-6000
One City Center
850 Tenth Street, NW
Washington, DC  20004-2401
rlong@cov.com
Party name: General Electric Company in support of neither party
 
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: Engine Advocacy
 
Jonathan S. Massey Massey & Gail, LLP(202) 652-4511
1325 G Street, NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC  20005
jmassey@masseygail.com
Party name: The Biotechnology Innovation Organization, et al.
 
Matthew D. McGill Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP(202) 955-8500
1050 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC  20036
mmcgill@gibsondunn.com
Party name: Software & Information Industry Association
 
Scott A. McKeown Oblon McClelland Maier & Neustadt LLP(703) 412-6297
1940 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA  22314
smckeown@oblon.com
Party name: Unified Patents Inc.
 
Carter G. Phillips Sidley Austin LLP(202) 736-8000
1501 K Street, N.W.
Washington, DC  20005
cphillips@sidley.com
Party name: Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)
 
Andrew J. Pincus Mayer Brown LLP(202) 263-3000
1999 K Street, NW
Washington, DC  20006
apincus@mayerbrown.com
Party name: BSA l The Software Alliance
 
Vera Ranieri Electronic Frontier Foundation(415) 436-9333
815 Eddy Street
San Francisco, CA  94109
vera@eff.org
Party name: The Electronic Frontier Foundation, et al.
 
Bert W. Rein Wiley Rein LLP(202) 719-7080
1776 K Street, N.W.
Washington, DC  20006
brein@wileyrein.com
Party name: The Generic Pharmaceutical Association
 
Robert H. Resis 10 South Wacker Drive (312) 463-5000
Suite 3000
Chicago, IL  60606
rresis@bannerwitcoff.com
Party name: The Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago in support of neither party
 
Richard A. Samp Washington Legal Foundation(202) 588-0302
2009 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC  20036
rsamp@wlf.org
Party name: Washington Legal Foundation
 
Brian Eugene Scarpelli ACT | The App Association(202) 420-7487
1401 K Street NW, Suite 501
Washington, DC  20005
bscarpelli@actonline.org
Party name: ACT l The App Association
 
Ted M. Sichelman University of San Diego School of Law(619) 260-7512
5998 Alcala Park
Guadalupe Hall
San Diego, CA  92110
tsichelman@sandiego.edu
Party name: 22 Law, Economics and Business Professors
 
John D. Vandenberg Klarquist Sparkman LLP(503)-595-5300
121 S.W.Salmon Street
Suite 1600
Portland, OR  97204
john.vandenberg@klarquist.com
Party name: American Bankers Association, et al.
 
Donald B. Verrilli Jr. Munger Tolles & Olson LLP(202) 220-1100
1155 F. Street NW, 7th Floor
Washington, DC  20004
donald.verrilli@mto.com
Party name: Intel Corporation, and Dell Inc.
 
Malcolm E. Whittaker Whittaker Law Firm832-434-7157
2341 Glen Haven Boulevard
Houston, TX  77030
IPLitigate@aol.com
Party name: TDE Petroleum Data Solutions, Inc.
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