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An obscure rule gets time in spotlight

Peter Leung, Washington DC


The US Supreme Court’s ruling this week in Kimble v Marvel has brought attention to a little-known patent licensing rule that even some sophisticated parties did not know about

The Supreme Court in a 6-3 decision upheld the prohibition against agreements to pay royalties based on sales after a patent expired, a rule stemming from the Court’s ruling in Brulotte v Thys over 50 years ago....


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