United States Court of Appealsfor the Federal Circuit
__________________________ IN RE BP LUBRICANTS USA INC.,
Miscellaneous Docket No. 960
On Petition for Writ of Mandamus to the UnitedStates District Court for the Northern District
of Illinoisin case no. 10-CV-1258, Judge
Robert W. Gettleman.
__________________________ ON PETITION__________________________
, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, of Chicago,Illinois, for petitioner.J
, Vanek Vickers & Masini, P.C. of Chicago, Illinois, for respondent Thomas A. Simonian.With him on the response was J
. Of counselon the response were B
, Sperling & Slater, P.C., of Chicago, Illinois.Herbert C. Wamsley, Intellectual Property OwnersAssociation, of Washington, DC, for amicus curiaeIntellectual Property Owners Association. On the brief were D
, Eli Lilly & Company, of Indianapolis, Indiana, and K
, 3MInnovative Properties Company, of St. Paul, Minnesota.