Fed. Circ.'s Lexmark Ruling Boosts Power Of Patent Owners

Law360, New York (February 12, 2016, 10:33 PM EST) -- The Federal Circuit's decision on Friday to retain limits on patent exhaustion is a win for patent owners like Lexmark, allowing them to exert control over products after they're sold, but the thorny issue is likely on its way to the U.S. Supreme Court, attorneys say.

The Federal Circuit's Lexmark opinion on Friday sends something of a mixed message for patent owners. (Credit: Law360) In the 10-2 en banc decision, the Federal Circuit decided not to disturb two of its longstanding rules: that overseas sales of...
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Case Information

Case Title

Lexmark International, Inc. v. Impression Products, Inc.

Case Number



Appellate - Federal Circuit

Nature of Suit

830 Patent Infringement (Fed. Question)

Date Filed

July 14, 2014

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