Justices Limit Reach Of Law On Overseas Patent Infringement

Law360, New York (February 22, 2017, 10:38 AM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the Federal Circuit was wrong to hold that shipping a single component of a patented invention to be combined with others overseas can be infringement, deciding that multiple components must be shipped in order to infringe.

The high court has rejected a Federal Circuit conclusion that shipping a single component of a patented invention is enough to count as infringement if the component is a sufficiently important part of the invention. (Law360) The justices unanimously reversed the appeals court's 2014 ruling that Life Technologies Corp. was liable for infringing a Promega Corp. patent because it...

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