Justices Won't Hear Tessera Patent Exhaustion Case

Law360, New York (May 29, 2012, 8:48 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to review the U.S. International Trade Commission's ruling that several dynamic random access memory chip manufacturers, including Acer Inc. and Nanya Technology Corp., did not infringe patents held by Tessera Inc. and that Tessera's rights were exhausted.

The Federal Circuit in May 2011 affirmed the ITC ruling that most of the respondents did not infringe and that Tessera's patent rights were exhausted because all the respondents bought chips from Tessera licensees.

Tessera only appealed the licensing issue to the...
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