Developments In Joint Infringement Law

Law360, New York (September 28, 2011, 5:30 PM EDT) -- If your company operates a website and/or files patent applications related to Internet business processes, or if you or others in your industry have been sued for patent infringement, you need to be aware of the current law dealing with joint infringement.

In 1998, the chief patent appellate court in the United States unequivocally held that methods of doing business may be patented. State Street Bank & Trust Co. v. Signature Financial Group Inc., 149 F.3d 1368 (Fed. Cir. 1998). Since that time, the number of...
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