Is Administrative Review of Granted Patents Constitutional?

September 22, 2017 • 12:00 PM • Washington D.C.

The U.S. Supreme Court recently granted certiorari in Oil States Energy Services v. Greene's Energy Group, a case in which the petitioner argues that the most prominent U.S. Patent and Trademark Office process for analyzing the validity of granted patents "violates the Constitution by extinguishing private property rights through a non-Article III forum without a jury." This half-day conference will gather distinguished practitioners and legal scholars from a variety of perspectives to discuss potential implications of the case for patent law, for the administrative state, and for affected industries. The event is held at Duke in DC, 1201 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20004 and is free and open to the public; however, you must register to attend: Sponsored by The Center for Innovation Policy at Duke Law, and funded through support from Google and InterDigital. More information, including the speakers, at: or contact Balfour Smith and Carol Abken at