The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday gave itself a few more days
to consider whether to review a dispute over the resale of
"single use" printer toner cartridges, a move that could signal
the court's interest in the extent to which patent owners can
control the use of their products after sale.
West Virginia-based Impression Products wants the justices
to overturn a 10-2 decision by the full U.S. Court of Appeals
for the Federal Circuit, which ruled in February that Impression
infringed Lexmark International's patents by selling refurbished
Lexmark cartridges that originally were sold with "single use"
or "no resale" restrictions in the U.S. and abroad.
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