Is Administrative Review of Granted Patents Constitutional?

When:   Friday, September 22, 2017
              1:00 PM – 4:00 PM[Lunch available 12:00 PM]

Where:  Duke in DC Conference Facilities
              1201 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Suite 500
              Washington, D.C. 20004

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.

Speakers include: Donald Verrilli, Munger, Tolles & Olson; Erika Arner, Finnegan, Henderson; John Duffy, University of Virginia Law School; The Hon. Timothy Dyk, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (invited); Mark Freeman, U.S. Department of Justice (invited); John Golden, University of Texas Law School; Jonathan Massey, Massey & Gail; Mike Messinger, Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox; Adam Mossoff, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University; Arti Rai, Duke Law School; Greg Reilly, Chicago-Kent College of Law; Hans Sauer, Biotechnology Industry Organization; James Smith, Ecolab (former Chief Judge, PTAB); Rob Sterne, Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox; John Thorne, Kellogg, Hansen, Todd, Figel & Frederick; and Melissa Wasserman, University of Texas Law School.



12:00 pm – 1:00 pm            Lunch available

1:00 pm    – 2:20 pm            Panel: Oil States’ Impact on Patent Law and Innovation

2:20 pm    – 2:40 pm            Break

2:40 pm    – 4:00 pm            Panel: Oil States’ Impact on the Administrative State


The event is free and open to the public; however, space is limited so you must register. 

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This conference is funded through support from Google and InterDigital.