Supreme Court Weighs Induced Infringement Test

Law360, New York (February 23, 2011, 10:27 PM EST) -- In a case that centers on a deep fryer but could have implications on the semiconductor industry and beyond, the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday grappled with what standard should be used to prove that a party induced infringement of a patent.

During oral arguments, petitioner Pentalpha Enterprises Ltd. contended that the lower court was wrong to find that it committed induced infringement for deliberately ignoring the possibility that French manufacturer SEB SA already held a patent for a cool-touch deep fryer and asserted that SEB...
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