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IP Court Rejects Legitimate Parallel Imports Claim When Foreign and Local Trademark Owners are Different
  • Lee and Li Attorneys at Law
  • Taiwan
  • July 31 2017

According to the prevailing court opinions, parallel import of trademarked products is legitimate and will not be deemed violation of the Trademark


United States Supreme Court decision in impression products Inc. v lexmark international Inc.
  • Ladas & Parry LLP
  • USA
  • July 12 2017

In 1628, Lord Coke in his “Institutes of the laws of England” summarized the common law on restraints on the alienation of chattels stating that any


Impression Products v. Lexmark: Supreme Court Strengthens Doctrine of Patent Exhaustion
  • Workman Nydegger
  • USA
  • July 12 2017

On May 30, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in Impression Products, Inc. v Lexmark Int’l, Inc., addressing two patent exhaustion


Exhaustion and the “Right to Repair”: Ownership Rights after Impression Products, Inc. v. Lexmark Intern., Inc.
  • Fish & Richardson PC
  • USA
  • June 22 2017

Hailed by some as the “right to repair”, on May 30, 2017, the Supreme Court ruled that a seller’s patent rights are not valid beyond the first sale of


Patents are exhausted by the U.S. Supreme Court
  • Frost Brown Todd LLC
  • USA
  • June 12 2017

“It is so ordered.” With these simple four words, the United States Supreme Court significantly changed the way the U.S. Patent Laws affect American


Controlling Intellectual Property: The Supreme Court Rules on Patent Exhaustion
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • June 5 2017

Last week, the United States Supreme Court issued a decision dealing with the doctrine of “patent exhaustion.” The case dealt with the sale of a


Impression Products v. Lexmark: The Patent Exhaustion Doctrine both at Home and Abroad
  • Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani
  • USA
  • June 2 2017

On May 30, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court held that patent rights in a product are exhausted by the sale of that product, regardless of any


Supreme Court Undercuts Patent Owners’ Ability to Restrict Resale of Goods or Bar Gray Market Imports
  • Cowan Liebowitz & Latman PC
  • USA
  • June 2 2017

On May 30, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court reversed the Federal Circuit and set new boundaries on a patent owner’s ability to use its patent rights to


U.S. Supreme Court Limits Rights of Patent Owners
  • K&L Gates
  • USA
  • June 2 2017

Earlier this week, the Supreme Court limited a patent owner's ability to control products after an authorized initial sale. In Impression Products


Supreme Court's Lexmark Decision Expands Scope of Patent Exhaustion Defense
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • June 2 2017

For the fifth time this session, and following fast on the heels of its landmark decision in TC Heartland v. Kraft Foods earlier in May, the Supreme