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Mossoff Moderates Panel Discussion on Patent Licensing Case

Professor Adam Mossoff organized and moderated a Federalist Society Intellectual Property Practice Group discussion and podcast concerning the Supreme Court's decision in Quanta Computer v. LG Electronics and the impact of that decision on patent licensing.

The well-known panelists included Richard Epstein of the University of Chicago Law School, Scott Kieff of George Washington University Law School, Mark Lemley of Stanford University Law School, and Fred von Lohmann of the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

In Quanta Computer v. LG Electronics, the Court was asked whether patent holders can seek royalties from downstream third-party purchasers. The high court's finding was a unanimous denial based on the theory of "patent exhaustion," which provides that an initial authorized sale of a patented item terminates all patent rights to that item. Panelists discussed the case's implications for patent law and licensing agreements.

A podcast of the panel discussion is available here.