Inducement Ruling Invites Multiparty-Infringement Review

Law360, New York (June 2, 2014, 8:40 PM EDT) -- A U.S. Supreme Court ruling that induced infringement can occur only when one party performs every step of a patent will make it easier to fend off inducement claims when the infringement involves multiple actors. But the ruling may not be the final word, attorneys say, since the justices also invited the Federal Circuit to revisit direct-infringement standards in those situations.

In a unanimous decision that marks a win for Limelight Networks Inc., the high court justices on Monday overturned the Federal Circuit's 2012 en banc finding that the company may be liable for induced infringement of a patent for delivering...

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