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Highlights of the Supreme Court's 2001-2002 Term
References for Festo Corp. v. Shoketsu Kinzoku Kogyo Kabushiki Co., Ltd. (April 16, 2002)

Prior Opinions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Fed Circuit Decided December 14, 1995
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Fed Circuit Order: June 9, 1997
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Fed Circuit Decided April 19, 1999
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Fed Circuit Order: August 20, 1999
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Fed Circuit Decided November 29, 2000

    Pleadings, Motions, & Arguments
  • Petitioner (Petition) (PDF)
  • Respondent (Petition) (PDF)
  • Petitioner's Reply (Petition) (PDF)
  • Petitioner (Brief) (PDF)
  • Respondent (Brief) (PDF)
  • Petitioner's Reply (PDF)
  • Supreme Court Oral Argument (PDF)

    Amicus Briefs

    Support for Festo
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (Petition) (PDF)
  • Association of Patent Law Firms (Petition) (PDF)
  • Chiron Corporation et al. (Petition) (PDF)
  • Chamber of Commerce of the United States (Petition) (PDF)
  • Federal Circuit Bar Association (Petition) (PDF)
  • Intellectual Property Creators (Petition) (PDF)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology et al. (Petition) (PDF)
  • Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company et al. (Petition) (PDF)
  • American Bar Association (PDF)
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (PDF)
  • Asta Medica Aktiengesellschaft (PDF)
  • Bose Corporation (PDF)
  • Celltech Group PLC (PDF)
  • Chiron Corporation (PDF)
  • Houston Intellectual Property Law Association (PDF)
  • Federal Circuit Bar Association (PDF)
  • Fédération Internationale des Conseils en Propriété Industrielle (PDF)
  • Intellectual Property Creators et al. (PDF)
  • Litton Systems, Inc. (PDF)
  • Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company et al. (PDF)
  • National Bar Association (PDF)
  • National Intellectual Property Law Institute (PDF)
  • Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law Association (PDF)

    Support for Shoketsu

  • Applera Corporation (Petition) (PDF)
  • International Business Machines Corporation et al. (Petition) (PDF)
  • Consumer Project on Technology (PDF)

  • Intel Corporation et al. (PDF)

    Other

  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers - United States of America (PDF)

  • Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (PDF)
  • Sean Patrick Suiter (PDF)

  • Vincent P. Tassinari (PDF)

  • Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation et al. (Reversal) (PDF)

  • United States (Vacatur and Remand) (PDF)

    Articles & Commentary


  • Supreme Court Gives Patent Holders the Edge in Battle Against Infringers, Patent Cafe (June 2002)
  • On 'Festo': Restoring Balance, Law.com (June 2002)
  • Patent Rescue, Law.com (June 2002)
  • Biotech Patents Fester After Festo, RedHerring.com (May 2001)
  • Festo: A Case Contravening the Convergence of Doctrine of Equivalents Jurisprudence in Germany, the United Kingdom,
    and the United States
    , Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review (2002)

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