Justices Take 2 Patent Cases On Inducement, Indefiniteness

Law360, New York (January 10, 2014, 6:39 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear two patent cases on Friday, one involving the legal standard for proving induced infringement and a second dealing with the question of when a patent is invalid as indefinite.

In the inducement case, which involves a dispute between Limelight Networks Inc. and Akamai Technologies Inc. over a patent for delivering Web content, the justices will review a sharply divided Federal Circuit ruling from 2012 that expanded liability for induced infringement.

In a 6-5 decision, the court held that a...
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