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Unanimous Supreme Court Decision Addresses Patent Exhaustion Doctrine In Quanta Computer, Inc. v. LG Electronics, Inc.

On June 9, 2008, the Supreme Court in Quanta Computer, Inc. v. LG Electronics, Inc., unanimously issued a 9-0 decision reversing the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on the scope of patent exhaustion for method patents. Patent exhaustion is a doctrine that limits the patentee's right to claim...