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Ahmed Davis Quoted in Law360 Article, "3 Takeaways From The High Court's Patent Exhaustion Ruling"

May 30, 2017

Media Mention

Ahmed Davis Quoted in Law360 Article, "3 Takeaways From The High Court's Patent Exhaustion Ruling"

May 30, 2017

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Ahmed Davis (Principal) was quoted in the Law360 article, “3 Takeaways From The High Court’s Patent Exhaustion Ruling” on May 30, 2017.


The U.S. Supreme Court recently discarded rules that had allowed patents to be enforced even after an item is sold. This is a major setback for patent owners. The Supreme Court’s ruling which will likely force many companies to re-evaluate their license agreements and pricing policies.

The ruling is “another arrow in the quiver of defenses,” said Ahmed Davis of Fish & Richardson PC. Cases in which the patented item was first sold with restrictions or outside the U.S. could go away altogether or have the potential damages seriously limited, he noted. “Cases that looked viable may not be viable anymore.”

Davis also mentioned that, since the Supreme Court limited the ability to generate revenue from a patented product after an initial sale, “patentees are going to try to recover that by increasing their licensing rates.”

To read the full article, click here.

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