Monthly Archives: February 2011

Level of Intent for Induced Patent Infringement

On 12 October 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court accepted review of a question of patent law, a question central to the operation of the United States patent enforcement regime. The Court granted certiorari in Global-Tech v. SEB, No. 10-6. According to the calendar, the oral arguments were heard on 23 February 2011 – link to the […]

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“Use” under 35 U.S.C. § 271(a) Explained as Requirement for Patent Infringement

On 20 January 2011, in Centillion Data Systems v. Qwest Communications, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued an opinion addressing “use” as a requirement for showing that a defendant infringed a system claim of U.S. Patent 5,287,270. At trial, the district court considered at summary judgment whether Qwest court be liable […]

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