International patent exhaustion is on the Supreme Court docket for the current Term!

Today the Supreme Court granted certiorari to review both “Questions Presented” by the Petitioner in Impression Products, Inc. v. Lexmark Intern., Inc., Supreme Court No. No. 15-1189.   Merits briefing will now take place.  It is expected that an oral argument will be scheduled for late in the current Term, including a merits decision near the end of the Term (which finishes at the end of June).

The pdf version of this note includes the Questions Presented by the Petitioner (as well as the rephrasing of the issues by the Justice Department, but this rephrasing was not dealt with in today’s Order.)

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Regards,
Hal