When All Parts of Patented Machine Are Produced in United States, with Minor Final Assembly in A Foreign Country, That Machine Is “Made” Within Unites States Under Section 271(a)



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Texas Tech Law Review


Traces the history of the debate on what is considered a “made” product in the United States. The author observes how some courts have defined “made” as being assembled in the country while other courts define “made” as where the parts are manufactured. Still, other courts have defined “made” as where the components of the parts are assembled. Ultimately, the Fifth Circuit concluded that “made” means where the parts are produced, even if the product is assembled in a foreign country.



Patent infringement, Made in U.S.A., Assembled, Machines, Laitram Corp. v. Deepsouth Packing Co., Case note


3 Tex. Tech. L. Rev. 216