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Should Patent Owners Care Whether Costco Sells Gray Market Omega Watches?

by Orlando Lopez

As the Supreme Court gets ready to hear Costco v. Omega, the amicus briefs have started to appear.  Intel, best known for a jingle and a large number of patents, filed an amicus brief a month ago.  Costco v. Omega is a copyright case appealing the Ninth Circuit decision holding that the “first sale” doctrine in copyright, which bars copyright owners from claiming copyright infringement after the copyrighted product has been sold, does not apply when the sale occurs outside the United States.  Why should a patent owner care?  Read the rest of this entry »