Beyond Hybrid Licenses – Strategies for Post Patent Expiration Payments in the United States

les Nouvelles - Journal of the Licensing Executives Society, Volume LII No. 1, March 2017

6 Pages Posted: 4 Mar 2017

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Pactrick Gattari

McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, Ltd.

Steven Ferguson

Government of the United States of America - Office of Technology Transfer

David Crichton

Johnson & Johnson

Bryan Helwig

McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, Ltd.

Date Written: February 13, 2017

Abstract

The recent US Supreme Court decision in Kimble v Marvel confirmed that royalty payments based on post-patent expiration sales violate US patent laws and the Court’s often criticized 1964 Brulotte decision.  Fortunately, several alternatives exist for structuring deals that can extend payments beyond the expiration of a patent for a license that existed during the patent term.   This article explores those alternatives and proposes strategies that address the needs of business while complying with the patent laws.

Keywords: Kimble v Marvel, US supreme court, 1964 brulotte, patent terms

Suggested Citation

Gattari, Pactrick and Ferguson, Steven and Crichton, David and Helwig, Bryan, Beyond Hybrid Licenses – Strategies for Post Patent Expiration Payments in the United States (February 13, 2017). les Nouvelles - Journal of the Licensing Executives Society, Volume LII No. 1, March 2017, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2896190

Pactrick Gattari (Contact Author)

McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, Ltd. ( email )

Chicago, IL 60606
United States

Steven Ferguson

Government of the United States of America - Office of Technology Transfer ( email )

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Rockville, MD 111439
United States

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David Crichton

Johnson & Johnson ( email )

New Brunswick, NJ 08933
United States

Bryan Helwig

McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, Ltd. ( email )

Chicago, IL 60606
United States

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