Akamai, McKesson: A New Induced Infringement Standard
September 7, 2012, 1:16 PM EDT
Law360, New York (September 7, 2012, 1:16 PM EDT) -- On Aug. 31, 2012, the Federal Circuit issued an en banc opinion in two related cases involving the joint infringement of method claims, Akamai Technologies Inc. v. Limelight Networks Inc. and McKesson Technologies Inc. v. Epic Systems Corp. See Akamai Techs. Inc. v. Limelight Networks Inc., No. 2009-1372, 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 18532 (Fed. Cir. Aug. 31, 2012) (en banc).
In a 6-5 decision, the court expanded the theory of induced infringement of a method claim, holding that all the steps of a method claim do...