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NewRule on Patent International Exhaustion Opening the Door for “Used Goods” Entering the US Market

12 September 2017
China Intellectual Property News WeChat Account – by State Intellectual Property Office of the PRC (Chinese language)
Gary Hnath, Paul Hughes and Jing Zhang summarize the case of Impression Products v. Lexmark International, which decided that a patent owner’s rights are exhausted by the authorized sale of a product outside of the United States. The authors provide insight into how one can successfully bring a case before the U.S. Supreme Court.

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    Paul W. Hughes
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    Jing Zhang
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