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SCOTUS rules patent owners exhaust rights with sale, leaving questions for manufacturers, innovators

Glenn Minnis Jul. 14, 2017, 11:09pm

The U.S. Supreme Court has affirmed a lower court’s decision finding consumers and even small businesses have the right to resell products without it being considered an infringement on the rights of the original manufacturer. And the 7-1 decision could leave manufacturers and others to explore precisely what this decision may mean for their businesses and their products.