Voting Machine Co. Pushes High Court to Broaden Akamai

Law360, New York (April 18, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT) -- Asking the U.S. Supreme Court to revive its patent suit against ballot-counting rivals, Voter Verified Inc. told the justices earlier this month that they should go even further than the recent Akamai ruling in the Federal Circuit and establish full liability for joint infringement.

In an April 7 petition, Voter Verified Inc. said the doctrine created by the Akamai ruling — that a party can be liable for induced infringement even if no single entity carried out each step of the patent — doesn't go far enough. The company said the high court should clarify that U.S. patent law means that...

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