Los Angeles – In the case Global Tech Appliances v. SEB S.A. 131 S. Ct. 2060 (2011), the U.S. Supreme Court recently set the standard of proof required to prevail in an action for indirect patent infringement. To be liable, it had been unclear whether an inducing party must have also intended that the infringing act actually infringe the patent at issue.
In this recent ruling, the Supreme Court held that to be liable for inducing patent infringement, the inducer must have knowledge that the infringing act it induced constituted patent infringement. The case involved a patent on a deep fryer. To continue reading, click here: Supremes Clarify Patent Infringement Standard of Proof