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.
Two Supreme Court decisions take a whack at patent holders
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