Patent claim exhaustion

When a product that embodies a patent is sold, the patent is exhausted with respect to that product, and the patent owner has no rights against the buyer of the product. This was true of article claims.

In Quanta v. LG (2008) the Supreme court ruled that patent claim exhaustion applies to method claims as well when the product sold embodies the patent, or completely practices the patent.

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Rajeev Narang
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My research interests include Law, Finance, and Information Technology.