Posts Tagged: patent misuse


Georgia Senate Candidate Proposes Patent Reform to Lower Prescription Drug Costs

Gardner proposes to make it patent misuse to charge much more in the United States for the same drug than in the rest of the G7. According …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 10

Patent Misuse, Exploring the Basics

The term "patent misuse" refers to specific types of prohibited behavior engaged in by the owner of the patent rights. Patent misuse is an affirmative defense that …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 2

Antitrust Law Basics: A Primer on Patent and Copyright Misuse

With copyright misuse having recently been successful in a rather high profile case I thought it would be worthwhile to revisit patent misuse and misuse concepts generally. …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 5

Costco Prevails in First Sale Case Thanks to Copyright Misuse

On November 9, 2011, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California, per Senior Judge Terry J. Hatter, Jr., granted Costco a summary judgment victory due …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 7

Indicia of Extortion – Federal Circuit Slams Patent Troll

It was also determined that the underlying patent litigation was brought for no other reason than to extract nuisance payments despite the fact that there was no …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 9

Mark Lemley Part 2: In re Cipro, Patent Misuse, Fun Stuff

In part 1 of my interview with Mark Lemley we discussed whether the Supreme Court will take the i4i v. Microsoft case and address the presumption of …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 4