In Top Ten No. (1) Impression Products  v. Lexmark International, Inc., petitioner poses two Questions Presented to challenge the Federal Circuit’s continued denial of exhaustion based on (1) conditional sales restrictions (despite Quanta Computer, Inc. v. LG Electronics, Inc., 553 U.S. 617, 625  (2008)); and (2) denial of international patent exhaustion (despite Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 133 S. Ct. 1351 (2013)).

Top Patent Case for the October 2016 Term:  A vote on certiorari is expected before the end of the current Term; if certiorari is granted, it is expected that the case would be argued at the Supreme Court this Fall or early Winter; a merits decision would be expected before the end of June 2017.

Impression Products  is explained in more detail in the attached Top Ten Patent Cases.

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Hal