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US Supreme Court to decide important patent exhaustion questions on foreign sales and post-sale restrictions

by Dentons on

On Friday, December 2, 2016 the US Supreme Court decided to review a case involving two important patent exhaustion questions: (1) can foreign sales exhaust US patent rights and (2) can patent law be used to enforce...more

Patent Exhaustion Case Could Have Enormous Impact on Multinational Businesses

by BakerHostetler on

Earlier this year, the Federal Circuit ruled en banc in Lexmark v. Impression, the most significant exhaustion ruling since the Supreme Court’s Quanta decision. In response to Impression’s cert. petition, the Supreme Court...more

En Banc Federal Circuit Revisits Its Patent Exhaustion Cases

by Wilson Elser on

On February 12, 2016, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reaffirmed its precedent governing the patent exhaustion doctrine in an en banc opinion in Lexmark International Inc. v. Impression Products...more

Federal Circuit Review | March 2016

by Knobbe Martens on

Under O2 Micro, a District Court Must Provide a Claim Construction if the Parties Dispute the Meaning of a Claim Term - In Eon Corp. IP Holdings LLC v. Silver Springs Networks, Inc., Appeal No. 2015-1237, the Federal...more

Lingering in Lexmark's wake, uncertainty about the limits of patent exhaustion

by Fenwick & West LLP on

According to ten judges of the Federal Circuit, a patent owner’s right to sue for infringement in the United States is not exhausted by sales of products abroad or by sales subject to valid post-sale contractual restrictions...more

Federal Circuit “Tones Down” Efforts to Expand Patent Exhaustion

In a rare instance in which all judges participated, the Federal Circuit issued a ruling earlier this month, in Lexmark International, Inc. v. Impression Products, Inc., on the legal issue of patent exhaustion for both...more

Federal Circuit Precedents on Domestic and International Patent Exhaustion Principles Remain Unchanged (Lexmark Int’l, Inc., v....

by McDermott Will & Emery on

The en banc U. S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued its long awaited (10-2) decision, reaffirming the court’s prior rulings in Mallinckrodt and Jazz Photo that a seller can use its patent rights to block resale...more

The Federal Circuit Finds Foreign Sales Do Not Exhaust Patent Rights

by Weintraub Tobin on

In Lexmark International, Inc. v. Impression Products, Inc., No. 14-1617 (Fed. Cir. 2016), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit decided en banc that a U.S. patent owner’s “first sale” of items in a foreign...more

Federal Circuit Holds that Restricted Sales and Foreign Sales Do Not Exhaust Patent Rights: Lexmark International, Inc. v....

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

In Lexmark International, Inc. v. Impression Products, Inc., the en banc Federal Circuit held that (1) the sale of an article under clearly communicated and otherwise lawful restrictions on use and resale avoids patent...more

U.S. Patent Rights Not Exhausted by Patent Owner’s Lawful Restricted Sale of Product or by Sale of Product Abroad

by Lathrop Gage on

In Lexmark International, Inc. v. Impression Products, Inc., Case No. 14-1617 (February 12, 2016), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued its en banc decision, by a 10-2 majority, holding that: - ..A...more

Federal Circuit Rules Its Precedents on Domestic and International Patent Exhaustion Principles Not Changed by Supreme Court Cases

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Lexmark International, Inc., v. Impression Products, Inc., Case Nos. 14-1617, -1619 (Fed Cir, Feb. 12, 2016) (en banc) (Taranto, J., joined by Prost, CJ and Newman, Lourie, Moore, O’Malley, Reyna, Wallach, Chen and Stoll, JJ)...more

Patentees Prevail as Federal Circuit Upholds Limits to Patent Exhaustion

On Friday, February 12, 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upheld limits to its patent exhaustion or "first sale" doctrine despite recent Supreme Court cases questioning the same. In an 129-page opinion...more

Federal Circuit Maintains Patent Exhaustion Precedent, Distinguishes Supreme Court Rulings

Patent owners recently received a favorable decision regarding exhaustion of patent rights from the en banc Federal Circuit. The case, Lexmark International, Inc., v. Impression Products, Inc., concerns aftermarket print...more

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