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Amicus Brief to the U.S. Supreme Court: Kimble v. Marvel Enterprises

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Amicus Brief to the U.S. Supreme Court: Kimble v. Marvel Enterprises

February 04, 2015

Amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court regarding a case, Kimble v. Marvel Enterprises, that could potentially overturn a 50-year-old patent decision. 

At issue is a 1964 Supreme Court decision (Brulotte v. Thys Co.) that says royalty agreements cannot extend past the expiration of a patent. The brief emphasizes that the rule inhibits flexibility that can aid in the transformation of scientific research into potentially life-changing therapies and inventions that benefit the public. ​​

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