High Court Asked To Rule On Induced Infringement

Law360, New York (June 23, 2010, 8:00 PM EDT) -- Appliance maker Pentalpha Enterprises Ltd. has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear its appeal of a $4.88 million patent infringement award for French appliance maker SEB SA in a case over the standard for proving induced infringement.

Pentalpha filed a petition for certiorari Wednesday, asking the Supreme Court to decide whether proving induced infringement requires proving that the alleged inducer acted with “deliberate indifference of a known risk” — as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled in awarding judgment to SEB...
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