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October 19, 2017

Questions Raised by the Lexmark Decision

By Robert L. Stoll

Robert Stoll, partner and co-chair of the intellectual property practice in Washington, D.C., wrote an article for IP Watchdog, “Questions Raised by the Lexmark Decision,” discussing the Supreme Court’s May 30 ruling in Impression Products v. Lexmark. The decision may cause U.S. companies to rethink their long-standing practice of setting regional pricing for products in foreign countries, thereby reducing the rights of U.S. patent holders.

Robert writes, “Yet again, the Supreme Court has limited patent rights. The Supreme Court has become an activist court when reviewing patent law and has repeatedly changed law that has been established for decades.” He notes that the Supreme Court’s ruling in Lexmark follows a recent series of decisions that chip away at the United States’ status as the most favorable patent system in the world.

Read “Questions Raised by the Lexmark Decision.”

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