The American Lawyer, Bloomberg Law, IP Watchdog and Law360 are among the media outlets that covered Steptoe's petition to the US Supreme Court to weigh in on what’s been called one of the most watched patent litigation cases of year. On December 28, Steptoe filed a writ of certiorari in American Axle & Manufacturing, Inc. v. Neapco Holdings LLC and Neapco Drivelines LLC, a patent eligibility case that divided the Federal Circuit in July 2020.
The petition, authored by a Steptoe patent litigation team led by IP co-chair Jay Nuttall, seeks to determine what type of inventions are eligible for patenting under Section 101 of the Patent Act. If the justices hear the case, they could use it to clarify the standard for patent eligibility.
Along with Nuttall, the Steptoe team also includes partners John Abramic and Kate Johnson, and associates Robert Kappers and Christopher Suarez.