Business and Legal Implications of The Supreme Court's Decision in Quanta Computer, Inc. v. LG Electronics

Palo Alto Presentation


Palo Alto, CA

The Supreme Court issued its eagerly awaited decision in Quanta Computer, Inc. v. LG Electronics, Inc. on June 9, 2008. The Court held that the authorized sale of a product exhausts all patent rights substantially embodied in such product, resulting in stronger protection of downstream users against patent infringement claims. As a global leader in intellectual property law, Morrison & Foerster is pleased to offer a series of seminars in key cities across the country on the decision and its business and legal impact, including the decision’s implications for patentees, licensees, system vendors and other downstream users. Our leading licensing and other intellectual property attorneys will share their views on the decision’s practical consequences and provide guidance on how companies can adapt to this recent development.

Topics include:

  • The questions resolved by the decision—and the questions that remain unanswered—in the areas of patent exhaustion and implied licenses;
  • The meaning of the “substantially embodies a patent” test and its implications;
  • The significance of alternative uses that do not practice the intended uses of the patent;
  • Business and legal issues and risks concerning a licensee’s authority to sell;
  • Remaining options for businesses to avoid exhaustion and the future of conditional sales; and
  • What patentees, licensees and downstream users can do and expect in the wake of Quanta.

Event Co-Sponsored by LES.

This seminar will also be held in the following cities:
San Diego, CA
New York, NY
Northern Virginia

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