Speaking Engagements

PLI's Kimble v. Marvel Entertainment, LLC: Supreme Court Confirms Patent License Fees Cannot Extend Beyond Patent Term

July 20, 2015


The U.S. Supreme Court has issued its decision in Kimble v. Marvel Entertainment, LLC, which addressed whether a patent holder can charge royalties for the use of an invention after the underlying patent has expired. The Supreme Court declined to overrule its bright-line rule from Brulotte v. Thys Co., and confirmed that such royalties are prohibited. Topics covered by Joel E. Lehrer in this PLI webinar will include a review of the case law leading up to the decision, a summary of the opinion and tips for drafting licensing agreements to avoid the bright-line Brulotte rule.

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