IP at the Supreme Court Series: Nautilus, Inc. v. Biosig Instruments, Inc.

Supreme Court Building

April 28, 2014
4:00pm | Room 603 

Reception to Follow

In PIJIP’s ongoing Supreme Court Series, a panel of counsel for amici and parties will discuss the case on the afternoon following oral argument before the Court.


  • Nathan Kelley, Deputy General Counsel for Intellectual Property Law and Solicitor, USPTO, Counsel for Amici Curiae Supporting Respondent, United States
  • James E. Geringer, Partner, Klarquist Sparkman LLP, Counsel for Petitioner, Nautilus, Inc.
  • Charles Duan, Director, Patent Reform Project, Public Knowledge, Counsel for Amici Curiae Supporting Petitioner, Electronic Frontier Foundation and Public Knowledge
  • Gregory Dolin, Associate Professor and Co-Director of the Center for Medicine and Law, University of Baltimore

Moderated by Prof. Michael Carroll, American University Washington College of Law


(1) Whether the Federal Circuit’s acceptance of ambiguous patent claims with multiple reasonable interpretations – so long as the ambiguity is not “insoluble” by a court – defeats the statutory requirement of particular and distinct patent claiming; and (2) whether the presumption of validity dilutes the requirement of particular and distinct patent claiming.


Decision: June 2, 2014
Argument: TranscriptAudio

All briefs available on SCOTUSblog:  Nautilus, Inc. v. Biosig Instruments, Inc.