Princo Takes Patent Misuse Case To Supreme Court

Law360, New York (January 20, 2011, 6:08 PM EST) -- Princo Corp. has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review the dismissal of its suit accusing Philips Corp. and Sony Corp. of conspiring to suppress alternative technology development for making recordable CDs, saying the decision narrowed the scope of the patent misuse defense.

Princo filed a petition for writ of certiorari on Jan. 5 urging the high court to consider whether the equitable doctrine of patent misuse should remain a flexible doctrine to be applied when a patent holder has wrongly tried to extend a patent's...
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