Oil States Patent Dispute Will Affect Bankruptcy Courts

Law360, New York (January 17, 2018, 11:56 AM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court recently heard arguments in a patent dispute case, Oil States Energy Services LLC v. Greene's Energy Group LLC. Although the case has nothing to do with bankruptcy law, its outcome could have a substantial impact on bankruptcy practice and litigation. Both bankruptcy and patent law fall squarely within the scope of Congress' power under Article I, Section 8, of the Constitution, and in both instances Congress has created specialized forums in an effort to allow parties to address issues that are not susceptible to efficient disposition in federal district courts created under Article III of the Constitution....

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