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Supreme Court Expands Patent Exhaustion Doctrine To U.S. Sales Subject To Post-Sale Restrictions And To Foreign Sales

USA - May 31 2017 On May 30, 2017, the United States Supreme Court in Impression Prods. Inc. v. Lexmark Int'l, Inc. expanded the patent exhaustion doctrine to hold that...

Christopher E. Loh.


Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument in Impression Products Inc. v. Lexmark Int’l, Inc.

USA - March 22 2017 On March 21, 2017, the Supreme Court of the United States heard oral argument in Impression Prods., Inc. v. Lexmark Int'l, Inc. This case concerns...

Christopher E. Loh.


Lexmark International Inc. v. Impression Products Inc. : Federal Circuit Confirms Its Rules On Patent Exhaustion

USA - February 12 2016 On February 12, 2016, the Federal Circuit issued its en banc opinion in Lexmark International Inc. v. Impression Products Inc., addressing whether...

Michael P. Sandonato.


Federal Circuit finds drug administration claims obvious where prior art disclosed a “total-dose concept” with limited dosage possibilities

USA - May 30 2014 Despite a prolonged period of research for the Patented inventions and evidence of unexpected efficacy, the Federal Circuit, in Hoffman-La Roche Inc...

Mark A. Williamson.


Federal Circuit finds recitation of computer-aided limitation does not render an invention subject matter eligible

USA - May 4 2012 Following a line of recent cases addressing the subject matter eligibility of computer-related inventions, the Federal Circuit held in Dealertrack, Inc. v. Huber that a computer-aided method is not patent-eligible absent meaningful limitations that would prevent the claim from pre-empting its underlying abstract idea....

Mark A. Williamson.