Post-Quanta, Companies Rethink Licensing Strategies

Law360, New York (August 14, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- As the dust settles from the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in LG Electronics Inc. v. Quanta Computer Inc., companies in various industries are seeking creative ways to get around patent exhaustion when drafting license agreements.

The June 9 ruling, which restricted patent holders from demanding royalty fees from companies downstream after a license has already been granted, is likely to shake out differently for the electronics industry, where more players are involved in the development of a product than in the biotechnology and life sciences fields....
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