Posts Tagged: solicitor general


Solicitor General Recommends Against Cert in Vanda, Perhaps Bolstering Athena’s Bid for Review

The United States Office of the Solicitor General has filed its brief in response to the Supreme Court’s March request for views in Hikma Pharmaceuticals v. …
By IPWatchdog
4 days ago 0

High Court This Time Grants Google’s Petition on Copyright for Software Interfaces

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear Google’s petition for a writ of certiorari in its long-running case with Oracle. The High Court will decide: 1. Whether …
By IPWatchdog
24 days ago 1

Why is the Trump DOJ arguing patents are a public right?

It is no surprise to anyone that patent rights in the United States suffered enormously under the two terms served in the White House by President Barack …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 110

Solicitor General Tells SCOTUS that Patents are Public Rights in Oil States Brief

The government’s brief argues that IPR proceedings at the PTAB are consistent with Article III because, in its view, patents are public rights and not private …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 0

Knock-Offs Beware: SCOTUS Makes a Fashion Forward Decision

The ruling has wide implications for both the fashion apparel and home furnishings industry, both of which rely on distinctive, eye-catching designs to sell products. The upshot …

Mechanics of a Supreme Court Decision to Grant Certiorari

There are two stages of litigation in the Supreme Court.  There’s what’s called the petition stage and the merit stage.  This is a phenomenon that …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 1

Exclusive with Seth Waxman, Supreme Court Patent Superstar

All of these accomplishments would be more than enough to fill out a lifetime spent in the law, but upon leaving the Department of Justice, Waxman has …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 7

Stanford v. Roche: An Academic/Industry Collaboration Gone Wrong

This morning the first panel discussion is focusing on Stanford v. Roche, titled Who's Rights Are They Anyway? The first speaker, Maggie Shafmaster, Ph.D., Vice President …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 3

Amici Support i4i at Supreme Court in Microsoft Patent Case

What becomes clear in reading these briefs (and the excerpts below) is that despite what you might have heard to the contrary the Supreme Court has already …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 4