Law of Patents

Chapter 8. Defenses to Patent Infringement

Introduction
  1. The Rights and Limitations on the Use of Contract in Exploiting Patent Rights
    1. The Scope of Patent Exhaustion and the Repair-Reconstruction Doctrine
      Jazz Photo v. ITC
      view pdfFuji Patent No. 4,884,087
      Comments
    2. Conditional Licensing and the Misuse Doctrine
      1. Package Licensing and Tying Arrangements
        U.S. Philips v. ITC
        Morton Salt v. G.S. Suppiger Co.
        view pdfSuppiger Patent No. 2,060,645
        Comments
      2. Field-of-Use Restrictions
        Mallinckrodt, Inc. v. Medipart, Inc.
        view pdfMallinckrodt Patent No. 4,456,170
        view pdfMallinckrodt Patent No. 4,529,003
        view pdfMallinckrodt Patent No. 4,782,828
        view pdfMallinckrodt Patent No. 4,116,387
        Quanta Computer, Inc. v. LG Electronics, Inc.
        view pdfQuanta patent No. 4,939,641
        view pdfQuanta patent No. 5,077,733
        view pdfQuanta patent No. 5,379,379
        Comments
      3. Contractual Provisions Relating to Royalty Payments
        Brulotte v. Thys
        Comments
        Scheiber v. Dolby Labs, Inc.
        Comments
    3. Contractual and Jurisdictional Limitations Relating to Challenging Patent Validity
      1. Licensee’s Ability to Challenge Patent Validity
        Lear v. Adkins
        MedImmune v. Genetech
        Comments
      2. Declaratory Judgment Jurisdiction
        Sandisk Corp. v. STMicroelectronics, Inc.
        Comments
  2. Antitrust
    1. Patents and Market Power
      Illinois Tool Works v. Independent, Inc.
      Comments
    2. Walker Process and “Sham” Litigation
      Nobelpharma AB v. Implant Innovations, Inc.
      Comments
    3. Settlements
      In Re Tamoxifen Citrate Antitrust Litigation
      Comments
    4. Refusal to License
      In re Independent Service Organizations Antitrust Litigation
      Comments
  3. Inequitable Conduct and the Duty of Candor
    Therasense, Inc. v. Becton, Dickinson and Co.
    Comments
  4. Experimental Use
    1. Statutory Experimental Use Under § 271(e)(1)
      Merck v. Intregra
      Comments
    2. Common Law Experimental Use
      Madey v. Duke
      Comments
  5. Inventorship
    Hess v. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.
    Acromed Corp. v. Sofmor Danek Group, Inc.
    Comments
  6. Pre-emption
    1. The Framework of the Pre-Emption Analysis
      Pharmaceutical Research and Mfg’s Assoc. of America v. District of Columbia
      Comments
    2. Pre-Emption of State Law
      Kewanee Oil Co. v. Bicron
      Bonito-Boats, Inc. v. Thunder Craft Boats, Inc.
      Comments
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