EFF Asks Supreme Court to Overturn Dangerous Ruling Allowing Patent Owners to Undermine Ownership

Lexmark has, in a federal court case, effectively killed private ownership of patented technology. According to the decision, you are lawfully prohibited from refilling your own ink tanks–or, more broadly, effectively changing any technology you lawfully purchase. Interestingly enough, this makes it a crime to load the toilet paper roll the wrong way.

Together with Public Knowledge and R Street, EFF filed an amicus brief today asking the Supreme Court to consider and overturn a troubling decision from the Federal Circuit.

Source: EFF Asks Supreme Court to Overturn Dangerous Ruling Allowing Patent Owners to Undermine Ownership | Electronic Frontier Foundation

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