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FOIA Documents

The U.S. Supreme Court issues patent, trademark and copyright decisions, and such decisions are quite valuable to the IP community. Accordingly, Supreme Court patent, trademark and copyright decisions are posted in this database and topics discussed in such decisions are recited.

Supreme Court Decisions of Interest
Docket Number Case Name Decision Date Topic Name
18-302 Iancu v. Brunetti 06/24/2019 Constitution; First Amendment; Immoral; Scandalousness; Trademark
17-1594 Return Mail v. Postal Service 06/10/2019 AIA; IPR; Petitioner; Statutory Construction
17-571 Fourth Estate v. Wall-Street 03/04/2019 Cause of Action; Copyright; Infringement; Registration
17-1625 Rimini Street v. Oracle USA 03/04/2019 Copyright; Costs
17-1229 Helsinn v. Teva 01/22/2019 AIA; On Sale; Statutory Construction
16-1011 WesternGeco v. ION Geophysical 06/22/2018 Damages; Extraterritoriality; Lost Profits
16-712 Oil States v. Greene's Energy 04/24/2018 AIA; Article III; Constitution; IPR; Seventh Amendment
16-969 SAS Institute v. Iancu 04/24/2018 AIA; Challenged Claims; Final Written Decision; IPR; Statutory Construction
15-1293 Matal v. Tam 06/19/2017 Constitution; Disparagement; Trademark
15-1039 Sandoz v. Amgen 06/12/2017 Biologics; FDA; Injunction; Patent; Statutory Construction
15-1189 Impression v. Lexmark 05/30/2017 Exhaustion; First Sale Doctrine; Infringement
16-341 TC Heartland v. Kraft Foods 05/22/2017 Corporation; Infringement; Residence; Statutory Construction; Venue
15-866 Star Athlet. v. Varsity Brands 03/22/2017 Copyright Eligibility
15-927 SCA Hygiene v. First Quality 03/21/2017 Laches; Patent
14-1538 Life Technologies v. Promega 02/22/2017 Infringement
15-777 Samsung v. Apple 12/06/2016 Damages; Design; Infringement
15-446 Cuozzo v. Lee 06/20/2016 AIA; APA; Broadest Reasonable Interpretation; Deference; IPR; Jurisdiction
15-375 Kirtsaeng v. Wiley & Sons 06/16/2016 Attorney Fees; Copyright
14-1513 Halo Elec. v. Pulse Elec. 06/13/2016 Enhanced Damages; Willfulness
13-720 Kimble v. Marvel 06/22/2015 Expired Patent; Licensee; Stare Decisis
13-896 Commil v. Cisco 05/26/2015 Induced Infringement
13-352 B&B Hardware v. Hargis 03/24/2015 Issue Preclusion; Trademark
13-1211 Hana Financial v. Hana Bank 01/21/2015 Priority; Trademark
13-854 Teva v. Sandoz 01/20/2015 Claim Construction; Standard of Review
13-461 ABC v. Aereo 06/25/2014 Copyright; Infringement
13-298 Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank 06/19/2014 Eligible Subject Matter
13-369 Nautilus v. Biosig 06/02/2014 Claim Construction; Indefiniteness
12-786 Limelight v. Akamai 06/02/2014 Induced Infringement; Process
12-1315 Petrella v. MGM 05/19/2014 Copyright; Laches
12-1163 Highmark v. Allcare 04/29/2014 Attorney Fees; Exceptional Case; Standard of Review
12-1184 Octane Fitness v. ICON Health 04/29/2014 Attorney Fees; Exceptional Case
12-873 Lexmark v. Static Control 03/25/2014 False Advertising; Jurisdiction
12-1128 Medtronic v. Mirowski 01/22/2014 Burden of Proof; Infringement; Licensee
12-416 FTC v. Actavis 06/17/2013 Antitrust; Licensee
12-398 Molecular Pathology v. Myriad 06/13/2013 Biotechnology; Eligible Subject Matter
11-796 Bowman v. Monsanto 05/13/2013 Exhaustion; Plant
11-697 Kirtsaeng v. Wiley & Sons 03/19/2013 Copyright; First Sale Doctrine
11-1118 Gunn v. Minton 02/20/2013 Jurisdiction; State Claims
11-982 Already v. Nike 01/09/2013 Case Or Controversy; Jurisdiction; Licensee; Trademark
10-1219 Kappos v. Hyatt 04/18/2012 145 Action Evidence; Standard of Review
10-844 Caraco v. Novo Nordisk 04/17/2012 Abbreviated New Drug Application; Food and Drug Administration
10-1150 Mayo v. Prometheus 03/20/2012 Eligible Subject Matter
10-545 Golan v. Holder 01/18/2012 Berne Convention; Copyright
10-290 Microsoft v. i4i 06/09/2011 Burden of Persuasion; Burden of Proof; Presumption of Validity
09-1159 Stanford v. Roche Molecular 06/06/2011 Ownership
10-6 Global-Tech v. SEB 05/31/2011 Induced Infringement
08-964 Bilski v. Kappos 06/28/2010 Eligible Subject Matter
08-103 Reed Elsevier v. Muchnick 03/02/2010 Copyright; Infringement; Jurisdiction
07-1437 Carlsbad v. HIF Bio 05/04/2009 Jurisdiction; Remand; State Claims