What is patent exhaustion?

Bowman v. Monsanto  June 9, 2017 – 11:46 pm

Tomorrow morning, the Supreme Court will hear case 11-796, Vernon Hugh Bowman v. Monsanto Company. The question they are considering is as follows:

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Patent exhaustion delimits rights of patent holders by eliminating the right to control or prohibit use of the invention after an authorized sale. In this case, the Federal Circuit refused to find exhaustion where a farmer used seeds purchased in an authorized sale for their natural and foreseeable purpose-namely, for planting. The  question presented is:

Whether the Federal Circuit erred by (1) refusing to find patent exhaustion in patented seeds even after an authorized sale and by (2) creating an exception to the doctrine of patent exhaustion for self-replicating technologies?

The result of this case, no matter how it is decided, will have effects far beyond the seed industry. Future technologies, such as self-replicating nano-bots and gene therapy as well as old technologies such as refurbished electronics could be affected.

The Legal Information Institute at Cornell Law School has prepared a solid summary of the case, including links to the amicus briefs: Vernon Hugh Bowman v. Monsanto Company. You’ll want to read this summary before checking out various articles in the popular media, as the issues here are complex.

Source: Biology Fortified, Inc.

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And you aren't.
You have to realize that you don't have all the answers nor all the knowledge here. The true immature one is the OP because you have to learn to choose your battles and it seems that this one happens over and over again.
We don't know a lot of the story here - what if the OP actually sabotaged something or even harmlessly forgot to do something on time? It's not managements fault there now is it?
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