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Writing for IPFrontline, Rory Pheiffer Evaluates Supreme Court Rulings in Patent-Related Cases

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04.13.2016 | Article

Rory P. Pheiffer, a partner in Nutter’s Intellectual Property Department, discussed how the Supreme Court has granted certiorari (commonly referred to as cert) to five patent-related cases this term, which will result in three oral arguments likely to be decided before the end of the term, in IPFrontline. In the article “Supreme Court Ruling On At Least Five Patent-Related Cases,” Rory evaluates cases in which cert has been granted, such as Cuozzo Speed Technologies, LLC v. Lee, Samsung Electronics Co. v. Apple, Stryker Corp. v. Zimmer, Inc., Halo Electronics, Inc. v. Pulse Electronics, Inc., and Medtronic v. NuVasive. Two of the cases were consolidated into a single argument, while another case was subject to a Grant-Vacate-and-Remand (GVR) order, meaning the previous decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) has been vacated by the Supreme Court and the case must be reconsidered by the CAFC. Rory notes that there are over 20 pending Petitions for Writ of Certiorari, which may result in additional patent matters being heard by the Court this term.

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