Supreme Court Series: Medtronic v. Boston Scientific Corp. Post Argument Discussion


November 5, 2013 | 4:30 – 6:00pm
Room 603  –  American University Washington College of Law

Decision: January 22, 2014
Argument: Transcript; Audio

In the first of this year’s Supreme Court Series, a panel of counsel for amici and parties will discuss the case on the afternoon following oral argument before the Court. In this case the issue is whether, in a declaratory judgment action brought by a licensee under MedImmune, Inc. v. Genentech, Inc., the licensee has the burden to prove that its products do not infringe the patent, or whether the patentee must prove infringement.

Jonas Anderson – American University Washington College of Law
Brian Fletcher – WilmerHale, representing Medtronic
Megan LaBelle – Catholic Univ. Law School
Roman Melnik – Goldberg, Lowenstein & Weatherwax LLP, representing amicus curiae Tessera Technologies

Moderated by: Jorge Contreras – American University Washington College of Law



Brief of petitioner Medtronic Inc.
Brief amicus curiae of the United States
Brief amici curiae of Legal Scholars
Brief amicus curiae of Tessera Technologies, Inc. in support of neither party

Brief of respondent Mirowski Family Ventures, LLC
Brief amicus curiae of Koninklijke Philips, N.V.
Brief amicus curiae of Intellectual Property Owners Association