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Two Supreme Court decisions take a whack at patent holders

Recent Supreme Court decisions dealing with patents have some experts concerned about a weakening of patent holders' rights. In TC Heartland v. Kraft Foods Group Brands, a venue case, the Supremes limited the ability of patent holders to sue in other states. And in Impression Products v. Lexmark International, the court ruled that a product can't be sold with fewer rights or a subset of ownership rights. In effect, the high court found, once an entity purchases an ink cartridge, they can do what they want with it. Read the story.

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