Quanta Computer v. LG Electronics
IP License Strategies after Court's Unanimous Ruling on Patent Exhaustion
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
- Patent exhaustion
- Brief review of past Supreme Court precedent
- Federal Circuit departure from Supreme Court in recent years
- Quanta Computer Inc. v. LG Electronics Inc.
- Brief overview of facts
- Lower court rulings
- Supreme Court ruling
- The impact
- On existing licensing agreements
- Recourse for companies that paid royalties?
- Patent exhaustion for downstream transactions
- Patents for methods or processes — what does the ruling mean for them? Does it give a picture of what the future may hold?
- What issues of patent exhaustion remain open after Quanta?
- Where do we go from here?
- How should those entering licensing agreements adjust their strategy?
- What should existing patent holders do?
- How can IP owners and licensors protect their rights through patent law?
- How can IP owners and licensors protect their rights through contract law?
The panel reviewed these and other key questions:
- What methods remain available to patent owners to enforce their patents against downstream purchasers and users?
- Although patent exhaustion can't be "contracted around," are remedies available to patentees under conditional licenses or other contract law theories?
- What are the best practices for patent owners and licensees to ensure that current and future licensing arrangements incorporate the lessons of Quanta?
Allen E. Hoover
Banner & Witcoff
He has substantial experience in intellectual property law. His licensing experience includes negotiations, transaction... | Read More
He has substantial experience in intellectual property law. His licensing experience includes negotiations, transaction structuring, due diligence investigations, and client counseling.Close
Patricia A. Millett
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
She co-heads the firm's Supreme Court Practice and has argued 26 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. She filed a brief... | Read More
She co-heads the firm's Supreme Court Practice and has argued 26 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. She filed a brief in the Quanta case.Close
Richard P. Gilly
Winston & Strawn
He focuses his practice in intellectual property counseling and litigation. He drafts and negotiates IP licenses and... | Read More
He focuses his practice in intellectual property counseling and litigation. He drafts and negotiates IP licenses and agreements and counsels on strategic intellectual property and business issues.Close
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