On March 8, 2019, Foster Pepper filed a petition for writ of certiorari in the Supreme Court of the United States to clarify the patent eligibility standards for computer-implemented inventions. SCOTUSBlog has selected the petition as a “Petitions We’re Watching—Featured Petition” and a “Petitions of the Week” for the week ending April 19.
SCOTUSBlog is a legal blog written by lawyers, law professors, and law students that provides comprehensive coverage of cases pending before the Supreme Court. The site was the 2010 recipient of the American Bar Association’s Silver Gavel Award and the winner, in 2013, of the Peabody Award for excellence in electronic media—the first blog to receive either honor. The site is known for its breaking-news coverage of the high court, and Supreme Court decisions often appear on the blog before the Court posts them on its own official website.
SCOTUSBlog’s “Petitions of the Week” feature highlights petitions that the site’s court watchers have identified as raising one or more questions that have a reasonable chance of being granted cert in an appropriate case. While the blog does not attempt to evaluate whether the case presents an appropriate vehicle to decide the question, a petition’s selection is a signal that the question presented focuses on an issue of wide-ranging national importance—a critical criterion in determining whether cert will be granted.
Read our previous coverage of the cert petition here; including the June 2019 article by IPWatchdog.com.