On June 12, 2017, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in Oil States Energy Servs. LLC v. Greene’s Energy Grp., LLC, No. 16-712 (U.S. Jun. 12, 2017). The Supreme Court will review whether the Constitution permits the PTAB, a non-Article III forum, to terminate patent rights in administrative proceedings such as inter partes reviews (IPRs).
Previously, the Supreme Court denied petitions requesting review of the constitutionality of AIA post-grant proceedings. See Cooper v. Lee, 137 S. Ct. 291 (2016); MCM Portfolio LLC v. Hewlett-Packard Co., 137 S. Ct. 292 (2016); and Cooper v. Square, Inc., 137 S. Ct. 475 (2016).