Lexmark Patents Exhausted In Light Of Quanta: Judge

Law360, New York (April 2, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The federal court overseeing the long-standing patent infringement dispute between Static Control Components Inc. and Lexmark International Inc. over remanufactured printer cartridges has agreed to reverse part of an earlier decision in the case in light of the U.S. Supreme Court's most recent ruling on the first-sale doctrine of patent law.

In an opinion signed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, Judge Gregory F. Van Tatenhove granted SCC's motion to reconsider an interlocutory order issued in April 2007, ruling that...
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