MBHB Snippets: Review of Developments in Intellectual Property Law - Volume 8, Issue 4 - Fall 2010


Inside this issue:

1 Patent Misuse After Princo Corp. v. Int’l Trade Commission

1 I Didn’t Do (All Of) It: The Joint Infringement Defense

10 Accelerated Patent Examination: What Every Business Owner Needs to Know

13 New (Limited) Duty of Candor in the EPO (Amended European Rule 141)

15 MBHB is...

Exerpt from: Patent Misuse After Princo Corp. v. Int’l Trade


On August 30, 2010, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued an en banc decision in Princo Corporation v. International Trade Commission affirming the International Trade Commission’s (“ITC”) ruling that the U.S. Philips Corporation (“Philips”) was not precluded by patent misuse from asserting its patents against Princo Corporation (“Princo”).1 The decision effectively limits the scope of the patent misuse doctrine and may have implications in the licensing efforts of joint ventures.

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