Quanta and the Future of Supreme Court Patent Jurisprudence

By F. Scott Kieff
November 07, 2008
The Supreme Court’s unanimous decision in Quanta v. LG Electron ics1 may make it signifi cantly more diffi cult to structure transactions involving patents. While this decision does make a group of players into winners in the immediate term for existing patent deals (this group includes any customer who, like Quanta, buys patented parts without buying a patent license), almost everyone is likely to come out a loser going forward...