June 9, 2014

Limelight Networks, Inc. v. Akamai Technologies, Inc., U.S. Supreme Court Opinion (June 2, 2014) (9-0)

Key points:

  • Liability for inducing infringement under 35 U.S.C. §271(b) must be predicated on direct infringement under 35 U.S.C. §271(a) or any other statutory provision.
  • A defendant who performs only some steps of a method patent and encourages others to perform the remaining steps is not liable for induced infringement absent a single actor liable for performing all steps.

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