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Update on Sovereign Immunity as a Defense in Post-Grant Proceedings

USA - September 28 2017 In early September the pharmaceutical company Allergan announced a surprising transfer of its patents related to the billion-dollar dry-eye drug…

Supreme Court Limits Owner Rights After a First Sale of a Patented Product

USA - May 30 2017 Today, the Supreme Court issued its opinion in Impression Products, Inc. v. Lexmark International, Inc., No. 15-1189, 581 U.S. ___ (2017), and…

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Supreme Court to Weigh In on Patent Exhaustion

USA - January 5 2017 The doctrine of patent exhaustion limits a patentee's ability to control the use of patented articles after an authorized sale of…