December 5, 2014
Today, in Commil USA v. Cisco Systems, Inc., the U.S. Supreme Court granted a writ of certiorari to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. The Court will consider whether a defendant’s belief that a patent is invalid is a defense to induced infringement under 35 U.S.C. § 271(b). Fitch Even’s discussion of the Federal Circuit’s opinion in Commil can be found in our June 26, 2013 alert.
Fitch Even attorneys are monitoring the progress of this case and will report once the Supreme Court has issued its decision.
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