Apr. 28: Supreme Court Series – Nautilus, Inc. v. Biosig Instruments, Inc.

 

April 28, 2014 | Room 603

4:00pm registration; 4:15 program; 5:45pm reception
American University Washington College of Law

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

Panel:

  • Nathan Kelley, Deputy General Counsel for Intellectual Property Law and Solicitor, USPTO, Counsel for Amici Curiae Supporting Respondent, United States
  • James E. Geringer, Partner, Klarquist Sparkman LLP, Counsel for Petitioner, Nautilus, Inc.
  • Charles Duan, Director, Patent Reform Project, Public Knowledge, Counsel for Amici Curiae Supporting Petitioner, Electronic Frontier Foundation and Public Knowledge
  • Gregory Dolin, Associate Professor and Co-Director of the Center for Medicine and Law, University of Baltimore

Moderated by Prof. Michael Carroll, American University Washington College of Law

Update:

Decision: June 2, 2014
Argument: Transcript; Audio

Issues:

(1) Whether the Federal Circuit’s acceptance of ambiguous patent claims with multiple reasonable interpretations – so long as the ambiguity is not “insoluble” by a court – defeats the statutory requirement of particular and distinct patent claiming; and (2) whether the presumption of validity dilutes the requirement of particular and distinct patent claiming.

Briefs:

Brief of petitioner Nautilus, Inc.
Brief of respondent Biosig Instruments, Inc.

Amicus Briefs:

Brief amicus curiae of AARP
Brief amici curiae of Amazon.Com, Inc., et al.
Brief amicus curiae of Sigram Schindler Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH
Brief amicus curiae of The Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago
Brief amicus curiae of Yahoo! Inc.
Brief amicus curiae of Professor S. Menell in support of neither party
Brief amicus curiae of Microsoft Corporation
Brief amicus curiae of American Bar Association
Brief amici curiae of Nova Chemicals Inc., et al.
Brief amicus curiae of Intellectual Property Owners Association in support of neither party
Brief amici curiae of Electronic Frontier Foundation and Public Knowledge
Brief amicus curiae of American Intellectual Property Law Association in support of neither party
Brief amici curiae of Nokia Corporation and Nokia USA Inc.
Brief amicus curiae of Biotechnology Industry Organization
Brief amicus curiae of Interval Licensing LLC

SCOTUSblog Entry: Nautilus, Inc. v. Biosig Instruments, Inc.