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.
- MPEG-LA's Of patent exhausted by camera sale? (incomplete), 4 May in 2010, news ESP
- Copyrights, patent, and Internationally Exhaustion, 16th of Nov., 2010, Patently-O
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