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Thanks to the tight control Edison exercised over patent rights, all but one of them had to pay license fees to use Edison’s movie cameras and other equipment.
While the argument was officially over the difference between the executive and judicial branch, this was really a dispute about the nature of patent rights.
Take Allergan, which has attracted bipartisan scrutiny for transferring patent rights for a drug to a Native American tribe in hopes of avoiding a legal challenge.
Adding to patients’ woes, pharmaceutical companies have extended patent rights on blockbuster drugs to limit competition.
One reason for early concerns about these post-grant procedures is that the invalidation rate appeared to be so high, patent rights seemed downright ephemeral.
Rohwedder’s seemingly booming business was affected by the Great Depression, and he was forced to sell his patent rights to a larger company, who kept him on as staff.
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