Lawyers Weigh In On High Court's Induced Infringement Ruling

Law360, New York (June 2, 2014, 8:03 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday set aside a Federal Circuit decision that lowered the standard for proving induced infringement, ruling that induced infringement can be found only when one party performs every, not any, step. Attorneys tell Law360 why the high court's decision in Limelight Networks Inc. v. Akamai Technologies Inc. matters.

Marla Butler, Robins Kaplan Miller & Ciresi LLP

"The Supreme Court acknowledged the concern that, under its holding in the Limelight case, a would-be infringer can 'evade liability by dividing performance of a method patent's steps with another whom the defendant neither directs nor controls.' But the court...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.


  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!

TRY LAW360 FREE FOR SEVEN DAYS

Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!