United States Supreme Court Certiorari Granted

Opinions Filed in October 2018

Return Mail, Inc v. United States Postal Service and the United States

Whether the government is a “person” who may petition to institute review proceedings under the America Invents Act, 112 P.L. 29, 125 Stat. 284.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Patents

Mission Product Holdings Inc. v. Tempnology, LLC

Whether, under §365 of the Bankruptcy Code, a debtor-licensor’s “rejection” of a license agreement— which “constitutes a breach of such contract,” 11 U.S.C. §365(g)—terminates rights of the licensee that would survive the licensor’s breach under applicable nonbankruptcy law.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Bankruptcy Law

United States v. Haymond

Whether the Tenth Circuit erred in holding “unconstitutional and unenforceable” the portions of 18 U.S.C. § 3583(k) that require revocation of a convicted sex offender’s supervised release and imposition of a five-year minimum term of imprisonment upon a finding by a preponderance of the evidence that the sex offender violated the conditions of his release.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Sentencing

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