Royalties Not Owed After Patent Expires, California Federal Judge Rules

(October 7, 2015, 11:46 AM EDT) -- LOS ANGELES — A defendant’s interpretation of a patent license agreement was endorsed Oct. 5 when a California federal judge rejected claims that the defendant is obligated to make the same royalty payments it always had, even after the patent covered by the agreement expired (Miotox LLC v. Allergan Inc., et al., No. 14-8723, C.D. Calif.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 135650).

(Decision available. Document #16-151019-006Z.)

According to U.S. Judge Otis D. Wright II of the Central District of California, “the language of the license agreement does...
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