What Can Be Learned From Lexmark V. Static Control?

Law360, New York (May 8, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- It was remarkable that last week’s district court decision in the Lexmark v. Static Control saga was not received with more fanfare. (Static Control Components. Inc. et al v. Lexmark International Inc. et al, 5:04-cv-00084-GFVT (E.D.Ky., April 18, 2007))

This dispute has been carefully watched by the press and manufacturing industries because the outcome had the potential to change the rules of competition through a novel use of copyright.

Indeed, the importance of this case is underscored by the barometer of all things that apparently matter—Wikipedia—which...
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