MENU

SCOTUScast 6-17-08 featuring Chris Holman

Quanta Computer, Inc. v. LG Electronics, Inc.
Featuring Chris Holman
June 17, 2008

On June 9, 2008, the Supreme Court decided Quanta Computer, Inc. v. LG Electronics, Inc. The Court held that because the doctrine of patent exhaustion applies to method patents, and because the License Agreement authorizes the sale of components that substantially embody the patents in suit, the exhaustion doctrine prevents LG Electronics from further asserting its patent rights with respect to the patents substantially embodied by those products. In this episode of SCOTUScast, University of Missouri at Kansas City Law professor Chris Holman discusses the case. 

 

 

 

Oral Argument - January 16, 2008:
http://www.supremecourtus.gov/oral_arguments/argument_transcripts/06-937.pdf

 

 

Decision - June 9, 2008:
http://www.supremecourtus.gov/opinions/07pdf/06-937.pdf

 


 

 

 

 

[Return to the SCOTUScast menu]