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Supreme Court to Patent Holders: Sell Product Anywhere, Exhaust Patent Rights Everywhere

By , and on Jun 1, 2017
Posted In IP Antitrust

Reversing long-standing Federal Circuit precedent, the United States Supreme Court has now held that a patentee extinguishes its patent rights on a product upon its sale of that product, regardless of (1) whether the patentee placed a restriction on the sale (prohibiting reuse or resale), or (2) whether the sale occurred within the United States....

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