The Supreme Court’s upcoming term is shaping up as a quiet one for intellectual property—except for one potential Category Five hurricane lurking just off the coast.

The justices have granted cert in only one IP case so far—a narrow dispute over copyright registration—and there aren’t any obvious IP blockbusters on the court’s long conference this week. But the court last spring asked for the solicitor general’s views on whether it should grant cert in a patent eligibility case, American Axle and Manufacturing v. Neapco.