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Antitrust Fears In Quanta V. LG Case Raise Eyebrows

Law360 (January 22, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Antitrust experts are casting doubt on arguments made in the Quanta Computer Inc. case against LG Electronics Inc. that competition could be restrained if patent holders were allowed to collect royalties downstream after a license had been granted.

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the closely watched case last month, and while the dispute mainly focuses on the scope of the patent exhaustion doctrine, Quanta and several amicus briefs warn that upholding the Federal Circuit decision so that LG can go after Quanta for...
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