Princo Corp. v. International Trade Commission

Case Number: CLB0219

Date: 04.20.2009

Citation: 90 U.S.P.Q.2d 1673 (Fed. Cir. 2009)

A blocking patent is one that at the time of the license, an objective manufacturer would reasonably believe might be necessary to the practice the technology at issue. Horizontal competitors cannot insulate themselves from misuse liability simply by agreeing to suppress competing technologies before they are fully developed.

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