Talk:Exhaustion doctrine

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Name of this page[edit]

It would be better to name this page in terms of the Exhaustion doctrine -- as the doctrine is typically called in Europe and now in the US as well. See, for example, the 2008 opinion of the US Supreme Court in Quanta Computer, Inc. v. LG Electronics, Inc. It refers to the doctrine as the exhaustion doctrine, not the first sale doctrine. The latter is actually a copyright law term, and while the doctrines are much the same the standard nomenclature is different. PraeceptorIP (talk) 02:28, 20 November 2008 (UTC)

Done. Thanks. --Edcolins (talk) 21:03, 20 November 2008 (UTC)
Needs cleanup though. Not sure the European Commission quote is relevant here. --Edcolins (talk) 21:07, 20 November 2008 (UTC)

Last part on Quanta Computer, Inc. v. LG Electronics, Inc.[edit]

This part needs drastic revision in light of the fact that the case is now decided. Also there is now an article on the case. PraeceptorIP (talk) 02:32, 20 November 2008 (UTC)

Where in 35 USC?[edit]

First sale in copyright law is 17 USC 109. Is there a corresponding statutory citation for patent law, or is patent exhaustion in the United States entirely a matter of case law (e.g. Keeler v. Standard Folding Bed Co., 157 U.S. 659, 666–67 (1895))? --Damian Yerrick (talk | stalk) 16:47, 21 December 2011 (UTC)