6th Circ. Won't Revive Antitrust Claims In Lexmark-Static Row

Law360, New York (August 29, 2012, 5:44 PM EDT) -- The Sixth Circuit on Wednesday refused to revive antitrust counterclaims from Static Control Components Inc. in a long-running patent suit filed by Lexmark International Inc., but gave Static a second shot at parallel false advertising accusations.

The appeals court's ruling came just short of a decade into the dispute between the two companies. Lexmark originally sued Static for infringing its patents and copyrights by selling components for third-party replacement printer cartridges, after which Static fired back that Lexmark was violating antitrust laws by forcing consumers to...
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