Federal Circuit Reaffirms the Single-Entity Rule for Joint Infringement

Software patents often include method claims, where inventiveness generally depends on the functionality of the software rather than unique hardware structures.  However, if not properly claimed, the value of method claims can be significantly diminished, particularly in light of recent Supreme Cou...
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Supreme Court Reviewing Whether a Good Faith Belief in Invalidity Serves as a Defense to Inducement

On December 5, 2014, the Supreme Court granted a petition for writ of certiorari for Commil, USA, LLC v. Cisco Systems, Inc.  The Supreme Court will hear the case on March 31, 2015.  The Court will review whether a defendant’s belief that a patent is invalid serves as a defense to induced infrin...
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