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Supreme Court Rules Lexmark Can't Sue Toner-Cartridge Fillers for Patent Infringement
Wall Street Journal (subscription)
WASHINGTONThe Supreme Court reaffirmed Tuesday that patent-holders cannot keep their rights over a product once they sell it, ruling against a large printer maker in a case that, among other things, will make it easier to refill used toner cartridges.

Washington Post

Supreme Court says companies can't use patent law to sue resellers
The Verge
Lexmark International, declaring that printer company Lexmark can't sue companies selling refilled toner cartridges for patent infringement. This reverses a two-part federal court ruling from 2016, affirming that patent law doesn't justify eroding ...
Supreme Court's Printer Decision Is Good News for Retailers and ConsumersFortune
How a Supreme Court ruling on printer cartridges changes what it means to buy almost anythingWashington Post
Why The Supreme Court's Ruling In Toner Cartridge Case Is A Win For ConsumersConsumerist
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Chicago Daily Herald

The Supreme Court Just Bolstered Your Right to Repair Stuff
Impression Products wanted to make toner a bit cheaper by refilling Lexmark printer cartridges. Lexmark of course hated that and sued. The fight dragged on for years, and made it all the way to the US Supreme Court. This week, the highest court in the ...
The Supreme Court's ruling on printer cartridges explainedChicago Daily Herald
Exhausting Patents, And CustomersPalisades Hudson Financial Group
The US Supreme Court Is Reining in Patent Trolls, Which Is a Win for InnovationHarvard Business Review
Lexology (registration) -Herald-Whig -JD Supra (press release) -Supreme Court of the United States
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United States: Supreme Court Says "You Buy It, You Own It"
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)
As the court noted, [w]hen toner cartridges run out of toner they can be refilled and used again. This creates an opportunity for other companiesknown as remanufacturersto acquire empty Lexmark cartridges from purchasers in the United States and ...

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Don't use that tone(r) with me: How first sale can exhaust IP rights
Lexology (registration)
This article discusses the legality of parallel importing in light of a recent US case. Impression Products acquired used Lexmark printer toner cartridges overseas, refilled, and then imported the filled cartridges into the US. Lexmark sued Impression ...

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Government Technology

Apple Leverages US Supreme Court Decision in Qualcomm Legal Battle
Government Technology
Apple's amended lawsuit leans on the U.S. Supreme Court decision involving a dispute between copier maker Lexmark International and Impression Products, a third party that refills empty laser toner cartridges. The ruling centered on when patents are ...
Apple accuses Qualcomm of operating illegal business modelTechSpot
Apple uses Supreme Court decision to attack QualcommFinancial Times
Apple Steps Up Legal Battle With Qualcomm -- UpdateFox Business
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JD Supra (press release)

Supreme Court Cuts Back Patent Owners' Post-Sale Rights
JD Supra (press release)
Lexmark owned several patents for toner cartridges for laser printers. When the toner in the cartridge was used up, the cartridge could be refilled and reused. Lexmark gave consumers two choices in purchasing its cartridges: the consumer could either ...
Exhaustion and the Right to Repair: Ownership Rights after Impression Products, Inc. v. Lexmark Intern., Inc.Lexology (registration)

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