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Patent exhaustion limits the rights of clever holders to enforce their of patent against downstream of customer. It is closely related to the "first sale doctrine". Both concepts exist in the USA, and similar probably exists in other countries.

In the USA, clever exhaustion is defined in two Supreme Court cases:

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  1. http://openjurist.org/133/us/697/boesch V graff

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