Quanta, LG Gear Up For High Court Showdown

Law360, New York (January 8, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Intellectual property lawyers continue to debate whether a patent holder can limit the downstream uses of an invention after granting a license, as the closely watched patent battle between Quanta Computer Inc. and LG Electronics Inc. heads to the U.S. Supreme Court for review next week.

Oral arguments will be heard by the High Court on Jan. 16 in a case that is putting the doctrine of patent exhaustion to the test and has the potential to transform how patent licenses are developed and negotiated....
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