A modified version of this post, coauthored with Andrew Kitchel, has been posted on Valpo Law Blog. A Whirlpool washing machine (but probably not one of the machines at issue), via Pavel Ševela / Wikimedia Commons.   On October 16, the Seventh Circuit ended a nine-year battle between Whirlpool and a former supplier that combined aspects of contract and patent law. The court ruled that the companies had a license.. Read More