Supreme Court Postpones Oral Arguments

The Supreme Court has postponed oral arguments for its upcoming March session.  This includes two IP cases:

  • PTO v. (Can .COM transform an otherwise generic term into a protectable trademark?)
  • Google v. Oracle (Is a software interface [an the JAVA API] protectable by copyright?)

The Federal Circuit’s next oral arguments are in April and so the court can delay any particular decision on the issue.  If you have a case before a district court judge or PTAB, check with your judges and clerks to understand timelines going forward.