The U.S. Supreme Court has granted certiorari in the following intellectual property cases:

  • Petrella v. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. to resolve a circuit court split regarding the use of laches, or time limits on the right to sue, in copyright cases.
  • Alice Corp. Pty, Ltd. v. CLS Bank International to determine whether claims to computer-implemented inventions – including claims to systems and machines, processes, and manufactured items – are considered patent-eligible subject matter under 35 U.S.C. § 101.
  • Limelight Networks, Inc. v. Akamai Technologies, Inc. to determine whether inducement to infringe under Patent Act section 271(b) occurred even where there has been no direct infringement under Section 271(a).
  • Nautilus, Inc. v. Biosig Instruments, Inc. to determine whether patent claims with multiple reasonable interpretations defeat the statutory requirement of particular and distinct patent claiming.
  • American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. v. Aereo Inc. to decide broadcast networks’ copyright challenge to a television retransmission service.
  • POM Wonderful, LLC v. Coca Cola Co. to determine if the court of appeals erred in deciding that a private party is barred from making a Lanham Act claim against a product label that is regulated under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.