— Ed Timberlake (@TimberlakeLaw) October 2, 2015
That’s probably the best way to write this post; indeed, I sat down before completing my allotted time on rebuttal on Friday, before the Federal Circuit en banc — all twelve of them, 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12, walking out in their black robiness, thank-you-please-be-seated, because at that point there were no more points to which to point. If you click that link you can hear the arguments, but what really seems to have survived was what went down Friday, though one never really knows.
If you came in late, this is the en banc brief of The Slants; these are the briefs of amici in support; the government filed this saying nay, nay; and the amici supporting the PTO can be found here.
There is a lot of news reporting, some of it insightful, on the case, though. Here is the story from the always fine Recorder out west; Reuters; Courthouse News Service; Fox News; and an insightful piece from a site called The Conversation.
I’ll catch up on rounding up blog commentary next week; there will be none from me now, save what I’ve already said via Twitter — mainly that it was a great professional experience and I am grateful to my colleagues for their help in getting me as prepared as I was for it.
There’s more to say, so very very very much more, but it will have to wait.
One more thing, though: If you will please consider this bleg?:
— Likelihood ®© Blog (@likely2confuse) October 4, 2015
UPDATE: It was was an even better professional experience than I’d realized. The Slants win!