No. 16-712
Title:Oil States Energy Services, LLC, Petitioner
v.
Greene's Energy Group, LLC, et al.
Docketed:November 29, 2016
Linked with 16A365
Lower Ct:United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
   Case Numbers:(2015-1855)
   Decision Date:May 4, 2016
   Rehearing Denied:July 26, 2016
  Discretionary Court Decision Date:
Analyst:
Questions Presented

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 -- CJ. (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 05 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 8, 2017.
Jun 12 2017Petition GRANTED limited to Question 1 presented by the petition.
Jul 07 2017Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for petitioner.
Jul 13 2017The time to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits is extended to and including August 24, 2017.
Jul 13 2017The time to file respondents' briefs on the merits is extended to and including October 23, 2017.
Jul 13 2017The reply brief on the merits is to be filed on or before November 20, 2017.
Aug 11 2017Blanket Consent filed by Respondent, Greene's Energy Group, LLC.
Aug 17 2017Brief amici curiae of H. Tomas Gomez-Arostegui and Sean Bottomley in support of neither party filed.
Main Document
Aug 24 2017Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed)
Aug 24 2017Brief of petitioner Oil States Energy Services, LLC filed.
Aug 25 2017Brief amicus curiae of Alliacense Limited LLC filed.
Aug 29 2017Brief amici curiae of US Inventor, Inc., et al. filed.
Aug 29 2017Brief amicus curiae of Security People, Inc. filed.
Aug 30 2017Blanket Consent filed by Respondent, Joseph Matal, Interim Director, United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Aug 30 2017Brief amicus curiae of Eagle Forum Education & Legal Defense Fund filed.
Aug 30 2017Brief amicus curiae of Unisone Strategic IP, Inc. filed.
Aug 30 2017Brief amici curiae of Thirty-Nine Affected Patent Owners filed.
Aug 31 2017Brief amici curiae of The Civil Jury Project at New York University School of Law in support of neither party filed.
Aug 31 2017Brief amici curiae of J. Kenneth Blackwell, et al. filed.
Aug 31 2017Brief amicus curiae of American Intellectual Property Law Association in support of neither party filed.
Aug 31 2017Brief amicus curiae of LiquidPower Specialty Products Inc. filed.
Aug 31 2017Brief amicus curiae of Boston Patent Law Association (BPLA) in support of neither party filed.
Aug 31 2017Brief amici curiae of AbbVie, Inc., et al. filed.
Aug 31 2017Brief amicus curiae of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America filed.
Aug 31 2017Brief amicus curiae of Evolutionary Intelligence LLC filed.
Aug 31 2017Brief amicus curiae of The Patent Trial and Appeal Board Bar Association in support of neither party filed.
Aug 31 2017Brief amicus curiae of the Association of Amicus Counsel in support of neither party filed.
Aug 31 2017Brief amici curiae of InterDigital, Inc., et al. filed.
Aug 31 2017Brief amicus curiae of University of New Mexico filed.
Aug 31 2017Brief amici curiae of Cato Institute and American Conservative Union Foundation filed.
Aug 31 2017Brief amici curiae of Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), et al. filed.
Aug 31 2017Brief amici curiae of Professor James W. Ely, Jr., et al. filed.
Aug 31 2017Brief amicus curiae of IEEE - USA filed.
Aug 31 2017Brief amicus curiae of Shire Pharmaceuticals, LLC in support of neither party filed.
Aug 31 2017Brief amici curiae of Gary Lauder, et al. filed.
Aug 31 2017Brief amicus curiae of Intellectual Property Owners Association in support of neither party filed.
Aug 31 2017Brief amicus curiae of Professor Dmitry Karshtedt filed.
Aug 31 2017Brief amici curiae of 3M Company, et al. in support of neither party filed.
Aug 31 2017Brief amici curiae of 27 Law Professors filed.
Aug 31 2017Brief amici curiae of Pacific Legal Foundation, et al. filed.
Aug 31 2017Brief amicus curiae of Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago in support of neither party filed.
Sep 01 2017Blanket Consent filed by Respondent, Joseph Matal, Interim Director, United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Sep 19 2017Motion for leave to file amicus brief out of time filed by Houston Intellectual Property Law Association in support of neither party.
Oct 06 2017SET FOR ARGUMENT On Monday, November 27, 2017.
Oct 10 2017Motion for leave to file amicus brief filed by Houston Intellectual Property Law Association in support of neither party GRANTED.
Oct 20 2017CIRCULATED

NAMEADDRESSPHONE
Attorneys for Petitioner
Allyson Ho
    Counsel of Record
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
1717 Main Street, Suite 3200
Dallas, TX 75201-7347

allyson.ho@morganlewis.com
214-466-4180
Party name: Oil States Energy Services, LLC
Attorneys for Respondents
Noel J. Francisco
    Counsel of Record
Solicitor General
United States Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001

SupremeCtBriefs@USDOJ.gov
202-514-2217
Party name: Joseph Matal, Interim Director, United States Patent and Trademark Office
Christopher M. Kise
    Counsel of Record
Foley & Lardner LLP
3000 K Street, N.W., Suite 600
Washington, DC 20007

ckise@foley.com
202-672-5300
Party name: Greene's Energy Group, LLC
George E. QuillinFoley & Lardner LLP
3000 K St., NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20007

gquillin@foley.com
202-672-5300
Party name: Greene's Energy Group, et al.
Other
Meredith Martin Addy
    Counsel of Record
Tabet DiVito & Rothstein, LLC
205 S La Salle Street
Suite 700
Chicago, IL 60604

Maddy@tdrlawfirm.com
(312) 762-9468
Party name: American Intellectual Property Law Association
Paul H. Berghoff
    Counsel of Record
McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, LLP
300 South Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606

312-913-0001
Party name: Intellectual Property Owners Association
Joseph Carl Cecere
    Counsel of Record
Cecere, P.C.
6035 McCommas Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75206

ccecere@cecerepc.com
469-600-9455
Party name: Gary Lauder, et al.
Alfonso Garcia Chan
    Counsel of Record
901 Main Street
Suite 3300
Dallas, TX 75202

achan@shorechan.com
(214)-593-9110
Party name: University of New Mexico
Lester Lee Eubanks
    Counsel of Record
Eubanks PLLC
9720 Cypresswood Dr.
Suite242
Houston, TX 77070

leubanks@eubanksip.com
(281)-9754005
Party name: Houston Intellectual Property Law Association
Thomas C. Goldstein
    Counsel of Record
Goldstein & Russell, P.C.
7475 Wisconsin Ave., Suite 850
Bethesda, MD 20814

tg@goldsteinrussell.com
(202) 362-0636
Party name: LiquidPower Specialty Products, Inc.
H. Tomas Gomez-Arostegui
    Counsel of Record
10015 SW Terwilliger Blvd.
Portland, OR 97219-7799

tomas@clark.edu
(503)-768-6600
Party name: H. Tomas Gomez-Arostegui and Sean Bottomley in support of neither party
Robert P. Greenspoon
    Counsel of Record
Flachsbart & Greenspoon, LLC
333 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 2700
Chicago, IL 60601-3901

rpg@fg-law.com
(312) 551-9500
Party name: US Inventor, Inc., et al.
Anton Nasri Handal
    Counsel of Record
Greenspoon Marder, LLP
401 West A Street, Suite 1150
San Diego, CA 92101

anton.handal@gmlaw.com
(619)-544-6400
Party name: Unisone Strategic IP, Inc.
Edgar H. Haug
    Counsel of Record
Haug Partners, LLP
745 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10151

ehaug@haugpartners.com
(212) 588-0800
Party name: Shire Pharmaceuticals, LLC
Edward P. Heller
    Counsel of Record
Alliacense Limited, LLC
2310 Homestead Rd., #C1 - 505
Los Altos, CA 94024-7339

ned@alliacense.com
408-886-5446
Party name: Alliacense Limited, LLC
Brian Trevor Hodges
    Counsel of Record
Pacific Legal Foundation
10940 Northeast 33rd Place, Suite 210
Bellevue, WA 98004

bth@pacificlegal.org
(425)-576-0484
Party name: Pacific Legal Foundation, et al.
Hyland Hunt
    Counsel of Record
Deutsch Hunt, PLLC
300 New Jersey Ave., NW, Suite 900
Washington, DC 20001

hhunt@deutschhunt.com
202-868-6838
Party name: 3M Company, et al.
Samuel Issacharoff
    Counsel of Record
40 Washington Square South
Suite 411J
New York, NY 10012

si13@nyu.edu
212-998-6580
Party name: The Civil Jury Project at New York University School of Law
Sean Daniel Jordan
    Counsel of Record
Jackson Walker L.L.P.
100 Congress Avenue
Suite 1100
Austin, TX 78701

(512)-236-2281
Party name: 27 Law Professors
Dmitry Karshtedt
    Counsel of Record
George Washington University School of Law
2000 H Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20052

dkarshtedt@law.gwu.edu
202-994-5725
Party name: Professor Dmitry Karshtedt
Jay Quentin Knobloch
    Counsel of Record
Trading Technologies International, Inc.
222 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 1100
Chicago, IL 60606

jay.knobloch@tradingtechnologies.com
312-476-1018
Party name: Thirty-Nine Affected Patent Owners
Jeffrey Alan Lamken
    Counsel of Record
MoloLamken LLP
The Watergate, Suite 660
600 New Hampshire Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC 20037

jlamken@mololamken.com
(202) 556-2000
Party name: The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America
Steven James Lechner
    Counsel of Record
Mountain States Legal Foundation
2596 South Lewis Way
Lakewood, CO 80277

lechner@mountainstateslegal.com
303-292-2021
Party name: Professor James W. Ely, Jr., et al.
Roy I. Liebman
    Counsel of Record
460 West 34th Street
4th Floor
New York, NY 10001

rliebman@counselpress.com
212-685-9800
Party name: J. Kenneth Blackwell, et al.
John R Linzer
    Counsel of Record
Quarles & Brady, LLP
300 N. LaSalle St, Suite 4000
Chicago, IL 60654

john.linzer@quarles.com
312-715-5000
Party name: Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago
Jonathan S. Massey
    Counsel of Record
Massey & Gail, LLP
1325 G Street, N.W., Suite 500
Washington, DC 20005

jmassey@masseygail.com
202-652-4511
Party name: Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), et al.
Lori Alvino McGill
    Counsel of Record
Wilkinson Walsh + Eskovitz LLP
2001 M Street, NW
Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20036

lalvinomegill@wilkinsonwalsh.com
(202) 847-4035
Party name: AbbVie, Inc., et al.
Maura Kathleen Moran
    Counsel of Record
Cambridge Technology Law, LLC
686 Massachusetts Avenue
Suite 201
Cambridge, MA 02139

mmoran@CambridgeTechLaw.com
978.443.4558
Party name: IEEE - USA
Robert Joseph Rando
    Counsel of Record
The Rando Law Firm P.C.
6800 Jericho Turnpike, Suite 120W
Syosset, NY 11791

rrando@randolawfirm.com
516-799-9800
Party name: the Association of Amicus Counsel in support of neither party
Gene C. Schaerr
    Counsel of Record
Schaerr Duncan LLP
1717 K Street NW, Suite 900
Washington, DC 20006

gschaerr@schaerr-duncan.com
202-787-1060
Party name: Evolutionary Intelligence, LLC
Andrew L. Schlafly
    Counsel of Record
939 Old Chester Road
Far Hills, NJ 07931

Party name: Eagle Forum Education & Legal Defense Fund
Frear Stephen Schmid
    Counsel of Record
177 Post Street
Suite 550
San Francisco, CA 94108

frearschmid@aol.com
(415) 788-5957
Party name: Security People, Inc.
Joshua Morris Segal
    Counsel of Record
Jenner & Block, LLP
1099 New York Ave., NW, Suite 900
Washington, DC 20001

jsegal@jenner.com
(202)-639-6000
Party name: The Patent Trial and Appeal Board Bar Association
Alexandra Anastasia Ekaterina Shapiro
    Counsel of Record
Shapiro Arato LLP
500 Fifth Avenue
40th Floor
New York, NY 10110

ashapiro@shapiroarato.com
212-257-4880
Party name: InterDigital, Inc., et al.
Ilya Shapiro
    Counsel of Record
Cato Institute, 1000 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20001

ishapiro@cato.org
(202)-842-0200
Party name: Cato Institute and American Conservative Union Foundation
Sophie Feifei Wang
    Counsel of Record
Choate Hall & Stewart LLP
Two International Place
Boston, MA 02110

swang@choate.com
617-248-5000
Party name: Boston Patent Law Association (BPLA) in support of neither party