Will Oil States End IPR: A Mock Supreme Court Argument (November 14, 2017)

Does inter partes review—an adversarial process used by the Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) to analyze the validity of existing patents—violate the Constitution by extinguishing private property rights through a non-Article III forum without a jury?

The program will be presented as a two party argument before a panel of mock justices, and will address the following topics:

  • Does the AIA's IPR procedure violate Article 3?
  • Are patents public or private rights?
  • Does the AIA's IPR procedure violate the 7th Amendment?

If you are interested in participating as a litigator or judge in this mock trial, please contact Bowen Liu (liubowen82@gmail.com). This event is co-sponsored by Greenberg Traurig.


Tuesday, November 14, 2017 @ 6:00 p.m.

Greenberg Traurig
1900 University Avenue
5th Floor
East Palo Alto, CA 94303

6:00 – 6:45 p.m. – CLE Registration & Networking
6:45 – 8:00 p.m. – Program
8:00 – 8:30 p.m. – Q&A & Networking

RSVP: Link
Drinks and light appetizers will be provided.



Chinese American Lawyers of the Bay Area (CALOBA) is a professional organization for attorneys and law students in the Bay Area who are Chinese speaking or have a keen interest in Chinese law. Through our events, members and guests can network, develop professional skills, and share knowledge and ideas regarding a variety of topics, including the practice of law in the Bay Area and in China. For more information, please go to http://www.caloba.org.


About Greenberg Traurig

Greenberg Traurig is an international law firm with approximately 2000 attorneys and governmental affairs professionals in more than 38 locations in the United States, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. The firm’s attorneys help clients bridge diverse legal systems and cultures, with a focus on efficient, effective strategic advice and legal services. Greenberg Traurig’s multidisciplinary team includes lawyers who have been the chief legal officers at major multinational companies and have spent years solving real-world problems in the business, political and legal arenas. For additional information, please visit www.gtlaw.com.