Issue No. 06 - November/December (2007 vol. 27)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MM.2007.110
The Supreme Court has decided, for the first time in many years, to hear arguments in a patent licensing case. The dispute involves whether the "exhaustion doctrine"—the rule that a patentee's or licensee's sale of a product "exhausts" patent rights over the sold product—is still alive and kicking.
patent, dicta, patent exhaustion, licensing
R. Stern, "Supreme Court to Hear Semiconductor Chip Patent "Exhaustion" Case," in IEEE Micro, vol. 27, no. , pp. 11-13, 2008.