Antitrust NewsWatch: Justices hear key antitrust case on 'tying' patented products | law.com

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Justices hear key antitrust case on 'tying' patented products | law.com

The Supreme Court on November 29 seemed ready to hand a victory to patent holders in a closely watched antitrust case that could have a broad impact on intellectual property law. Though justices seemed divided at oral argument in the case Illinois Tool Works v. Independent Ink, they seemed untroubled by the prospect of tossing aside a 58-year-old precedent that puts patent holders at a disadvantage when competitors sue them for antitrust violations."
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