Monthly Archives: May 2015

Defendant’s Beliefs about Patent’s Validity Does Not Free Him from Induced Infringement

Two days ago, on 26 May 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) decided another patent dispute — Commil USA, LLC v. Cisco Systems, Inc., 575 U.S. ___, (2015). At trial, the plaintiff, Commil, showed that Cisco was guilty of inducing its customers to infringe Commil’s patent under 35 U.S.C. § 271(b). This statute states, “Whoever […]

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