Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Conditions on Permanent Injunctions
Since eBay v. MercExchange was decided nearly six years ago, district courts have been weighing “principles of equity” to determine whether a permanent injunction is an appropriate remedy for patent infringement. As today’s lead story (above) illustrates, courts also apply equitable principles to determine the type of injunction that should issue, i.e., whether the injunction should include certain conditions or restrictions. This list provides a summary of orders granting permanent injunctive relief, but with conditions and restrictions required by equity.