The Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) will offer a one-hour webinar entitled "Exhaustion Tamed? Early Reports and New Ideas after Lexmark" on February 8, 2018 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm (ET). Jorge Goldstein of Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, PLLC; Brian Kacedon of Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP; and William Krovatin of Merck & Co Inc. will discuss strategies and recent court cases that involve:
• Staking out the claim that a sale is not an "authorized sale" — Chrimar v. Alcatel Lucent and Sunoco v. U.S. Venture;
• Using claims of tortious interference under state law against competitors if they interfere with the patent owner’s contracts with purchasers;
• Obtaining patent protection on each component of a system, as well as on the system as a whole; and
• Obtaining separate patents on an inventions’ different methods of use.
The registration fee for the webinar is $135 (government and academic rates are available upon request). Those interested in registering for the webinar can do so here.