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How to sell and license post-Quanta


John Rondini and David Syrowik examine how patent owners are adapting their business practices a year on from Quanta

The patent exhaustion doctrine operates to exhaust a patentee's rights following the first authorised sale of a patented item. Once a patented article is unconditionally sold by the patent owner or its licensee without restriction, that article passes beyond the exclusive rights of the patent. In this way, the first authorised sale of a patented article exhausts the patent to the extent that an unconditional sale frees the purchaser from patent liability to use and resale the article....


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