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IPR: All Eyes on the U.S. Supreme Court

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Christa Brown-Sanford and Bethany Ford published an article, “IPR: All Eyes on the U.S. Supreme Court” in World Intellectual Property Review on September 7, 2017. The authors report how patent owners are hoping the U.S. Supreme Court will rule that the inter partes review is unconstitutional in the upcoming Supreme Court Case Oil States Energy Services v Greene's Energy Group. The article states that the saying “First it giveth, then it taketh away” is historically a misquotation of a biblical reference (Job 1:21) but has come to be understood to mean “the thing that gives can also take away.” This question of whether the entity that gives can also be the entity that takes away will be addressed by the U.S. Supreme Court in the upcoming October 2017 term in connection with the Oil States Energy Services v Greene's Energy Group case.

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IPR: All Eyes on the U.S. Supreme Court

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