The Supreme Court is now scheduled to vote on June 16, 2016, whether to grant certiorari in Top Ten No. (1) Impression Products v. Lexmark (international patent exhaustion) and Top Ten No. (7) Life v. Promega(§ 271(f)(1) active inducement).
Certiorari Decision June 20, 2016: A decision could come as early as 9:30 AM on Monday, June 20, 2016, as part of the Orders List that morning. If certiorari is granted in either case, the case would be briefed over the summer and argued during the October 2016 Term that runs until the end of June 2017. A merits decision would be expected by the end of June 2017.
A copy of the updated Top Ten Patent Cases is attached, that reflects the current status of the two cases.