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Supreme Court Bolsters Patent Exhaustion: A Patentee’s Sale of an Item Automatically Exhausts All Patent Rights in the Item

USA - June 1 2017 This week, in Impression Products, Inc. v. Lexmark International, Inc., 15-1189, the Supreme Court reversed the...

Jeff C. Dodd.


The Supreme Court Holds that Laches Can No Longer Be Used as a Defense Against Damages Claims in Patent Cases Brought within the Patent Act’s Six-Year Limitations Period

USA - March 24 2017 On March 21, 2017, in SCA Hygiene Products Aktiebolag v. First Quality Baby Products, LLC, No. 15-927, a seven-to-one majority of the Supreme Court...

Erik C. Kane, Mark A. Chapman, Jonathan W. Thomas.


Life Technologies Corp. v. Promega Corp.: Exportation of a Single Component is Not Subject to Patent Liability Under Section 271(f)(1) of the Patent Act

USA - March 7 2017 Two patent cases that could have important implications for global supply chains were on the Supreme Court's docket for this term. One, Life...

Jeff C. Dodd.


Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Important Patent Venue Appeal

USA - December 21 2016 The Supreme Court has granted certiorari in an important patent appeal that could dramatically change the law regarding...

Rose Cordero Prey, Mark A. Chapman, Jeff C. Dodd.