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Editor's Note :

On Monday, we expect orders from the June 22 Conference at 9:30 a.m. and the final opinions of the term at 10 a.m.
Our first interim Stat Pack for October Term 2016, prepared by Kedar Bhatia, is available at this link.
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Oil States Energy Services LLC v. Greene’s Energy Group, LLC

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
16-712 Fed. Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD OT 2017

Issue: Whether inter partes review, an adversarial process used by the Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) to analyze the validity of existing patents, violates the Constitution by extinguishing private property rights through a non-Article III forum without a jury.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
Oct 13 2016Application (16A365) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from October 24, 2016 to November 23, 2016, submitted to The Chief Justice.
Oct 14 2016Application (16A365) granted by The Chief Justice extending the time to file until November 23, 2016.
Nov 23 2016Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due December 29, 2016)
Dec 12 2016Waiver of right of respondent Michelle K. Lee, Director, Patent and Trademark Office to respond filed.
Dec 19 2016Order extending time to file response to petition to and including January 30, 2017.
Jan 30 2017Brief of respondent Greene's Energy Group, LLC in opposition filed.
Feb 14 2017Reply of petitioner Oil States Energy Services, LLC filed.
Feb 15 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 3, 2017.
Feb 27 2017Response Requested from Michelle K. Lee, Director, Patent and Trademark Office. (Due March 29, 2017)
Mar 22 2017Order extending time to file response to petition to and including April 28, 2017.
Apr 28 2017Brief of Federal Respondent in opposition filed.
May 15 2017Reply of petitioner Oil States Energy Services, LLC filed.
May 16 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 1, 2017.
Jun 5 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 8, 2017.
Jun 12 2017Petition GRANTED limited to Question 1 presented by the petition.
 
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