EBay Inc. et al. v. MercExchange, L.L.C. (Supreme Court of the United States, 547 U.S., May 15, 2006)

Case Description

The Supreme Court in this case decided that patent holders do not have an automatic right to a permanent injunction in case of patent infringement. Instead, the decision whether or not to grant an injunction or an alternative remedy has to be decided on a case-by-case basis taking into account a traditional four-factor test.

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