• Federal Circuit Holds that Patent "Package License" is Not Patent Misuse
  • December 1, 2005
  • Law Firm: Dechert LLP - Office
  • On September 21, 2005, in U.S. Philips Corporation v. International Trade Commission, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit held that a software manufacturer's longstanding policy of requiring prospective licensees to accept package licenses, rather than allowing them to license individual patents, was not patent misuse. The decision is notable for the Federal Circuit's guidance on several key points.