Category: Trade Secrets

Still Unlawful to Charge Patent Royalties Beyond Patent’s Expiration Date

In July 2013, the The Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Kimble v. Marvel Enterprises Inc., No. 11-15605 (9th Cir. July 16, 2013), followed the Supreme Court’s holding in Brullote v. Thys Co., 379 U.S. 29 (1964). In Brullote, charging patent royalties beyond a patent’s expiration date is “unlawful per se.” In Kimble, the […]

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