American Axle & Manufacturing, Inc. v. Neapco Holdings LLC


Question(s) Presented

1. “What is the appropriate standard for determining whether a patent claim is ‘directed to’ a patent-ineligible concept under step 1 of the Court’s two-step framework for determining whether an invention is eligible for patenting under 35 U.S.C. § 101?”

2. “Is patent eligibility (at each step of the Court’s two-step framework) a question of law for the court based on the scope of the claims or a question of fact for the jury based on the state of art at the time of the patent?”

Proceedings and Orders
January 8, 2021
Consent to the filing of amicus briefs received from counsel for American Axle & Manufacturing, Inc. submitted.
January 13, 2021
DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/19/2021.
January 29, 2021
Response Requested. (Due March 1, 2021)
February 8, 2021
Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including March 31, 2021.
April 14, 2021
DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/30/2021.
May 3, 2021
The Acting Solicitor General is invited to file a brief in this case expressing the views of the United States.
June 7, 2022
DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/23/2022.
June 29, 2022
DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/29/2022.
June 30, 2022
Petition DENIED.