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IP Alert: Supreme Court Restricts Post-Sale Patent Rights Under Exhaustion Doctrine in Lexmark Case

May 30, 2017

Today the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision in Impression Products, Inc. v. Lexmark, International, Inc., holding that patentees retain no rights under patent law after an authorized sale of a patented invention, therefore leaving patentees to rely on license restrictions to control subsequent use of a patented invention. Fitch Even attorneys will post additional details concerning this decision shortly.

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