Homegrown, But Not Yours to Own

June 03, 2013

That cool new gadget you just bought is probably covered by more patents than the dollars you paid for it. And what if you have to repair this gadget?  The U.S. Supreme Court recently held that patent law only allows so much tinkering before patents covering the gadget are considered to be infringed. Jay Kesan has more in this week’s Legal Issues in the News.