LexisNexis® Legal Newsroom
Farmer's Petition Granted By Supreme Court In Seed Patent Dispute

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Oct. 5 to weigh in on a dispute of "core practical importance to agriculture and of vital interest in patent law," according to a petition for certiorari ( Vernon Hugh Bowman v. Monsanto Co. , No. 11-796, U.S. Sup.). ( Petition...

Federal Circuit to Tackle Significant Patent Exhaustion Issues En Banc

The doctrine of patent exhaustion restricts patent owners from asserting patent rights against a patented article after the initial sale of the article by or on behalf of the patentee. The exhaustion doctrine is subject to a number of limitations and qualifications, and it has been evolving recently...