Analysis

Promega IP Case May Portend More Liability For Exporting Cos.

Law360, New York (December 5, 2016, 10:06 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday in a patent dispute between Life Technologies Corp. and Promega Corp., a case that will decide the level of potential infringement exposure companies face when exporting components of a patented invention and could allow patent owners to collect greater damages, experts say.

Should the Supreme Court affirm the at-issue Federal Circuit ruling, companies that send components from the U.S. abroad could be on the hook for damages they might not otherwise be. (AP) Life Tech has argued the Federal Circuit was wrong when it held that shipping a single component of a patented...

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