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

Decision: June 2, 2014
Argument: Transcript; Audio

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.

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.


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


Amicus Briefs: