Minerva Surgical, Inc. v. Hologic, Inc.


Question(s) Presented

“[W]hether a defendant in a patent infringement action who assigned the patent, or is in privity with an assignor of the patent, may have a defense of invalidity heard on the merits.”

Proceedings and Orders
October 14, 2020
Consent to the filing of amicus briefs received from counsel for Minerva Surgical, Inc. submitted.
November 24, 2020
DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 12/11/2020.
December 9, 2020
DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/8/2021.
January 8, 2021
Petition GRANTED.
February 22, 2021
Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, Minerva Surgical, Inc.
March 12, 2021
SET FOR ARGUMENT on Wednesday, April 21, 2021.
March 15, 2021
Record requested.
March 30, 2021
April 5, 2021
Motion of the Acting Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument GRANTED.
April 21, 2021
Argued. For petitioner: Robert N. Hochman, Chicago, Ill. For United States, as amicus curiae: Morgan L. Ratner, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. For respondents: Matthew M. Wolf, Washington, D. C.
June 29, 2021
Judgment VACATED and case REMANDED. Kagan, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Roberts, C. J., and Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kavanaugh, JJ., joined. Alito, J., filed a dissenting opinion. Barrett, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which Thomas and Gorsuch, JJ., joined.
August 2, 2021