Category Archives: Inside the Case

Teva Pharmaceuticals v. Sandoz: Inside the Case

On October 15, 2014, the Supreme Court hears oral argument in Teva Pharmaceuticals v. Sandoz, a pharmaceutical patent case that could clarify critical issues of claim construction in patent litigation as well as the relative power of trial courts and appellate courts in such matters. Professor David Schwartz (IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law) discusses the background of the case and the central issue: What is the proper standard of review that the appellate court should use to review claim constructions of a patent done by trial courts?

Nautilus & Limelight: Inside Two Cases

On April 28, 2014, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Nautilus, Inc. v. Biosig Instruments, Inc., and two days later, the Court heard argument in Limelight Networks, Inc. v. Akamai Technologies, Inc. These two patent cases have important implications for intellectual property law. Professor David Schwartz (IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law) explains the issues and background of both cases.

Riley v. California: Inside the Case

On April 29, 2014, the Supreme Court hears oral argument in Riley v. California. This case raises a complicated question about technology: Can the police search your cell phone upon arrest without a warrant? Professor Kimberly Bailey (IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law) discusses the background of the case and the issues at stake.

Inside the Case: NLRB v. Noel Canning

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NLRB v. Noel Canning

In January 2014, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning. Even though this case seems technical at first glance, its wide-ranging impact could affect the political process and the functioning ability of a partisan US government.

Professor Carolyn Shapiro (IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law) explains the case and its implications.

Inside the Case: Executive Benefits Insurance Agency v. Arkison

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Executive Benefits Insurance Agency v. Arkison

The Supreme Court will hear Executive Benefits Insurance Agency v. Arkison in January. Here to explain this layered bankruptcy case are Professor Adrian Walters of IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law and Judge Timothy Barnes of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois.