June 4, 2015

Commil USA, LLC v. Cisco Systems, Inc., 575 U.S. (2015). (No. 13-896) (May 26, 2015) (6-2)

Commil USA, LLC v. Cisco Systems, Inc., 575 U.S. (2015). (No.
13-896) (May 26, 2015) (6-2)

Key point(s):

  • A good faith belief that a patent is invalid is not a defense to active inducement of infringement under 35 U.S.C. § 271(b).
  • Active inducement requires knowledge of the infringed patent and knowledge that the induced actions constitute direct infringement.
  • A reasonable claim construction supporting a belief of noninfringement is a defense to active inducement of infringement. 

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