Lifescan v Shasta

The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed the grant of a preliminary injunction, originally granted by the district court on a finding of likely indirect infringement, because the defendant had established patent exhaustion as a matter of law.  The Federal Circuit held that the patent exhaustion principal applies to all transfers, even as in this case where the product was essentially gifted, and covers method claims.  The Federal Circuit opinion can be found here. Lifescan v Shasta