Nov. 5: Supreme Court Series – Medtronic v. Boston Scientific Corp. Post Argument Discussion


November 5, 2013 | 4:30 – 6:00pm
Room 603  –  American University Washington College of Law

In the first of this year’s Supreme Court Series, a panel of counsel for amici and parties will discuss the case on the afternoon following oral argument before the Court.


  • Jonas Anderson, American University Washington College of Law
  • Brian Fletcher, WilmerHale, representing Medtronic
  • Megan LaBelle, Catholic Univ. Law School
  • Roman Melnik, Goldberg, Lowenstein & Weatherwax LLP, representing amicus curiae Tessera Technologies

Moderated by: Jorge Contreras, American University Washington College of Law


Decision: January 22, 2014
Argument: Transcript; Audio


Whether, in a declaratory judgment action brought by a licensee under MedImmune, Inc. v. Genentech, Inc., the licensee has the burden to prove that its products do not infringe the patent, or whether the patentee must prove infringement.


Brief of petitioner Medtronic Inc.
Brief of respondent Mirowski Family Ventures, LLC
Reply of petitioner Medtronic Inc.

Amicus Briefs:

Brief amicus curiae of the United States
Brief amici curiae of Legal Scholars
Brief amicus curiae of Tessera Technologies, Inc. in support of neither party
Brief amicus curiae of Koninklijke Philips, N.V.
Brief amicus curiae of Intellectual Property Owners Association

SCOTUSblog Entry: Medtronic, Inc. v. Boston Scientific Corp.

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