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MBHB Partner Kevin Noonan Authors Practical Law Article Entitled, "Patent Exhaustion: Supreme Court Expands Patent-Limiting Doctrine"

Kevin E. Noonan, Ph.D.September 25, 2017

McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP partner Dr. Kevin E. Noonan authors Practical Law article entitled, “Patent Exhaustion: Supreme Court Expands Patent-Limiting Doctrine.” At the end of the past term the Supreme Court handed down an important decision in Impression Products, Inc. v. Lexmark International, Inc. that greatly expands the doctrine of patent exhaustion, the equitable doctrine that prevents a patent holder from restricting further sales or use of a patented invention once the patentee has received the benefits of her patent from a first sale (137 S. Ct. 1523 (2017)). view the article