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New Guidance for Injunctions in Patent Cases

May 25, 2006

By Terry Garnett and Peter Wied

On May 15, 2006, the Supreme Court issued its opinion in eBay Inc., et al. v. MercExchange, L.L.C. The Supreme Court had taken up the case to consider the Federal Circuit’s “general rule that courts will issue permanent injunctions against patent infringement absent exceptional circumstances.”

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