Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Supreme Court will hear Quanta v. LG Electronics

The Supreme Court announced it will hear the case Quanta v. LG Electronics.

AP describes the case in the following manner:

The case was brought by a group of Taiwanese computer makers, who have accused a South Korean rival [LG Electronics] of using its patents in an effort to "shake down the entire computer industry for several billion dollars in duplicative licensing fees."

At issue is whether a patent holder can seek royalties from multiple companies as a patented product works its way through the manufacturing process.

See the previous IPBiz post.

of the patent exhaustion aspect


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