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Federal Circuit panel divides over indirect infringement law
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 11 2013

A split Federal Circuit Court of Appeals panel has determined that an accused inducer's good-faith belief in the invalidity of a patent may negate

U.S. Supreme Court adopts “willful blindness” standard for inducement of infringement
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • June 16 2011

In an 8-1 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court has determined that the doctrine of willful blindness can be used to establish liability for actively inducing the infringement of a patent.

Federal Circuit raises pleading bar in false-marking cases
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 24 2011

Addressing a question of first impression, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals has found insufficient in false-marking pleadings "conclusory allegations that a defendant is a 'sophisticated company' and 'knew or should have known' that the patent expired.