Petitions / Supreme Court Activity

This post summarizes the recent activity at the Supreme Court in cases decided by the Federal Circuit.

Here are the details.

Granted Cases

There is no new activity to report.

Petition Cases

New Petitions

There is no new activity to report.

New Responses

The Supreme Court received a total of seven responses coming from five cases this week. The details of each response are listed below:

Waivers of Right to Respond

Techtronic Industries Co. submitted a waiver of right to respond in The Chamberlain Group, Inc. v. Techtronic Industries Co., et al.

New Replies

The Court received four replies in four separate petitions this week.

Amicus Briefs

Baxter International, Inc. filed an amicus brief in Chrimar Systems, Inc. v. Ale USA Inc. in favor of the respondent, Ale USA Inc., addressing “whether a judgment characterized as ‘final’ by the court issuing it, and by the appellate court affirming that ‘final’ judgment on appeal, should nonetheless be considered non-final to accommodate later collateral attack thereon.” Baxter International, Inc. concludes:

The answer to this question is intuitively ‘no,’ which is evident from the seemingly endless authority and commentary supporting that answer.

Denied Petitions

Lastly, the Supreme Court denied the petitions for certiorari for the following two cases this week: