On July 10, 2012, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held that a broad patent no-challenge clause in a Covenant Not to Sue agreement resolving a pre-litigation enforcement licensing effort was unenforceable on public policy grounds.
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Second Circuit holds patent no-challenge clause unenforceable
- Ropes & Gray LLP
- David M. McIntosh , Marc A. Rubenstein, James S. DeGraw and Edward G. Black
- July 16 2012
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