Speaking Engagements July 20, 2015

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

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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