"Nonprofit Patent Portfolios" article by Venable partner, Jeffri Kaminski, was published in Exempt Financial Magazine in the January/February 2018 edition. Here is an excerpt:
Regardless of how the Court rules, Oil States Energy Services, LLC v. Greene's Energy Group, LLC, stands to make a substantial impact on the nonprofit research community. If the Court decides the issue squarely as Oil States has framed it, they could either trigger the downfall of the entire IPR system, or put an end to the constitutional challenges against PTO administrative adjudication for the foreseeable future. On the one hand, patent-holding nonprofits and university technology transfer offices are likely to be pleased with a ruling for Oil States because it would dramatically increase the barriers for opponents to bring validity challenges against their already-issued patents.