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The Supreme Court dealt a blow to patent law use by corporations, saying that companies can only be sued for patent infringement in the places they actually do business.

1. What was the name of the case and what did it deal with?
2. What is the practical question of the case in reference to an automobile, for example?
3. Describe how you see this ruling impacting digital goods, like streaming subscriptions.
4. What impact could this have on accounting for intangible assets?

Funk, B. (2017). How a Supreme Court ruling on printer cartridges changes what it means to buy almost anything. The Washington Post, May 31 (Retrievable online at