Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Patent Law Case to come up before US Supreme Court

Bowman v. Monsanto Co.

Docket No.Op. BelowArgumentOpinionVoteAuthorTerm
11-796Fed. Cir.Feb 19, 2013TBD TBDTBDOT 2012

Issue: Whether the Federal Circuit erred by (1) refusing to find patent exhaustion – a doctrine which eliminates the right to control or prohibit the use of an invention after an authorized sale – in patented seeds that were sold for planting; and (2) creating an exception to the doctrine of patent exhaustion for self-replicating technologies.

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