Supreme Court To Tackle Patent Exhaustion

Law360, New York (September 25, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court will weigh in on a long-running patent dispute between Quanta Computer Inc. and LG Electronics Inc., taking on the issue of what a patentee's rights are to restrict the downstream uses of an invention after a license has been granted.

The nation's highest court said on Tuesday it would hear the case, which was originally filed in federal court in northern California in 2001.

"Through this grant of certiorari, the Supreme Court continues its trend of weighing in on the scope of...
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