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The doctrine of patent misuse is an affirmative defense to patent infringement that

requires that the alleged infringer show that the patentee has impermissibly broadened the physical or temporal scope of the patent grant with anticompetitive effect.[1]

References Edit

  1. Windsurfing Int’l v. AMF, Inc., 782 F.2d 995, 1001-02, 228 U.S.P.Q. (BNA) 562 (Fed. Cir. 1996) (full-text) (internal quotations and citation omitted).

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