Justices Asked To Nix Fed. Circ. Induced Infringement Rule

Law360, New York (January 15, 2013, 9:28 PM EST) -- The Federal Circuit's ruling that a party can be held liable for induced infringement if it performs some steps of a patent and induces others to perform the rest must be overturned because it ignores the law and dramatically expands infringement liability, two software and Internet technology companies told the U.S. Supreme Court recently.

In separate petitions to the high court, Limelight Networks Inc. and Epic Systems Corp. said that the en banc Federal Circuit ruling from August conflicts with long-standing precedent that no defendant can...
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