Willful Blindness: New Standard, Same Confusion
In an 8-1 decision, the court addressed an issue of long-standing confusion by holding that induced infringement under § 271(b) requires knowledge beyond a “deliberate indifference” previously applied by the Federal Circuit, and more importantly, this knowledge requirement can be satisfied by evidence of “willful blindness.”
By applying the criminal “willful blindness” doctrine, the court...
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