Re: Monopolistic Practices in the Rapid Protoytping Business

Date: Tue Jun 04 2002 - 21:47:14 EEST

To name a few: A monopolistic practice might be:

Tie-in of unpatented materials contract for a patented device.

Loss/threatened loss of services for using another service contractor or
someone's else's materials.

Loss/threatened loss of services, materials, or distributorship if one
purchases a competitive machine or sells a competitor's machine.

Selling machines/materials at a loss to run a competitor of business.

Extending the patent rights beyond the jurisdiction of the patent holder by
forcing sales of unrelated products on a licensee or distributor in a
jurisdiction where such rights do not exist.

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