On Wednesday October 25, the Institute welcomed celebrated Supreme Court litigators Jeffrey Lamken, Deanna Maynard and Irv Gornstein and patent experts Jay Thomas, John Thorne and Rakesh Kilaru for a panel on the most-watched patent case of the year, Oil States Energy Services v. Greene's Energy Group LLC. The case, scheduled for Supreme Court argument in November, challenges the constitutionality of the inter partes review process created by the America Invents Act of 2011.
The event was a special session of the Giles S. Rich Inn of Court, a professional organization focused on fostering professionalism, ethics, civility, and legal skills in the area of intellectual property. It provided a wonderful opportunity for students to engage with leaders in the field and practitioners of all professional levels during a lively and important debate. You can learn more about the Giles S. Rich Inn of Court here.