Definition of "exhaustion"
  1. A concept in patent law where a patent owner cannot sue a customer for buying a patented product, essentially ending the patent owner's rights after the product's sale
How to use "exhaustion" in a sentence
  1. The exhaustion principle nullified the patent owner's lawsuit against the product consumer.
  2. According to exhaustion, the rights of the patent owner ceased once the product sale was finalized.
  3. Despite the patent owner's protest, the concept of exhaustion provided protection for the consumer.

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