IP at the Supreme Court Series: Lexmark International, Inc. v. Static Control Components, Inc. 

Supreme Court Building

December 3, 2013
4:15pm | Room 603 

Reception to Follow


  • Steven B. Loy, Stoll Kennon Ogden PLLC, representing Lexmark
  • Seth Greenstein, Constantine Cannon LLC, representing Static Control Components, Inc.
  • Rebecca Tushnet, Georgetown University Law Center, representing amicus curiae, Law Professors
  • Marc A. Goldman, Jenner & Block LLP, representing amicus curiae American Intellectual Property Association
  • Mary Massaron Ross, Immediate Past President of DRI – The Voice of the Defense Bar, representing amicus curiae, DRI

Moderated by: Christine Farley, American University Washington College of Law


Whether the appropriate analytic framework for determining a party’s standing to maintain an action for false advertising under the Lanham Act is (1) the factors set forth in Associated General Contractors of California, Inc. v. California State Council of Carpenters as adopted by the Third, Fifth, Eighth, and Eleventh Circuits; (2) the categorical test, permitting suits only by an actual competitor, employed by the Seventh, Ninth, and Tenth Circuits; or (3) a version of the more expansive “reasonable interest” test, either as applied by the Sixth Circuit in this case or as applied by the Second Circuit in prior cases.


Decision: March 25, 2014
Argument: TranscriptAudio

SCOTUSblog Entry: Lexmark International, Inc. v. Static Control Components, Inc.