This post summarizes recent activity at the Supreme Court in cases decided by the Federal Circuit.
- The Supreme Court received five new petitions this week: (1) Thomas v. Iancu, (2) United States v. Arthrex, Inc., et al., (3) Louis A. Piccone v. United States Patent and Trademark Office, (4) Richard Polidi v. Michelle K. Lee, et al., and (5) Michael A. Henry-Bey v. Hector Castro, et al.
- Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC submitted its brief in opposition to the Court in Willowood, LLC v. Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC.
- Finally, the Court denied petitions in Chrimar Systems, Inc. v. Ale USA Inc. and Ford Motor Co. v. United States.
Here are the details.
There is no new activity to report.
This week, the Supreme Court received a total of five new petitions for a writ of certiorari. All five of the new petitions are listed below.
- Thomas v. Iancu
- United States v. Arthrex, Inc., et al.
- Louis A. Piccone v. United States Patent and Trademark Office
- Richard Polidi v. Michelle K. Lee, et al.
- Michael A. Henry-Bey v. Hector Castro, et al.
In Willowood, LLC v. Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC, Syngenta submitted its brief in opposition to Willowood’s petition for writ of certiorari. In the brief, Syngenta contends that the Federal Circuit “correctly rejected Willowood’s novel arguments that § 271(g) imposes a single-entity
requirement and that the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (“FIFRA”) precludes any and all copyright protection in pesticide labels.” Moreover, Syngenta argues:
With respect to both the patent and copyright questions presented in the Petition, Willowood asks this Court to ignore the unambiguous, plain language of the applicable statutory provisions and rewrite these provisions based on tenuous policy rationales that Willowood selectively gleans from the legislative history—all of which the Federal Circuit considered and soundly rejected.
Waivers of Right to Respond
The Supreme Court received two waivers of right to respond from respondents in two separate petitions this week.
- In Betzaida P. Jernigan v. Robert Wilkie, Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Robert Wilkie, Secretary of Veterans Affairs, submitted his waiver of right to respond.
- In the new petition Michael A. Henry-Bey, Petitioner v. Hector Castro, et al., Bank of New York Mellon and Nationstar Mortgage LLC submitted their waiver of right to respond.
The Supreme Court denied the following two petitions this week: