The Extraterritorial Reach Of U.S. Patent Law

Law360, New York (January 2, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- The Supreme Court on October 27, 2006 agreed to review a case that may greatly extend the extraterritorial reach of U.S. patent law. The dispute between AT&T and Microsoft centers on products made outside the U.S. in part with technology patented in the U.S. The broader question presented by this case, however, is whether U.S. patent law can be used to impose liability for the manufacture and sale of products outside of the United States where a portion of the product is provided from the U.S....
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