An Update On Joint Infringement In Cloud Computing

Law360, New York (May 14, 2013, 12:53 PM EDT) -- The claims in a patent define the scope of protection conferred by the patent. A patent claim may cover a process or method by specifying various steps, or it may cover a product or system by specifying various elements or components.

Under the patent statute, direct infringement occurs when someone makes, uses or sells a claimed invention.[1] The patent statute also provides that “[w]hoever actively induces infringement of a patent shall be liable as an infringer.”[2] This provision extends infringement liability to someone who advises, encourages,...
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