opinions are often a wise business investment when taking a product to market.
A thorough freedom-to-operate analysis includes not only the client's
activities that might directly result in infringement, but also the possibility
that a client may be liable when others directly...
On May 31, 2011, the Supreme Court of the United States, on appeal
from the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, issued
its decision in Global-Tech Appliances, Inc., et al., v. SEB S.A. ,
No. 10-6 [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers / unenhanced version available...
By Bill Warren , Josh
Curry , and Elizabeth Lester Yesterday the U.S. Supreme Court held in an 8-1 decision that induced
patent infringement under 35 U.S.C. § 271(b) requires proof of knowledge
that the induced acts constitute patent infringement. Global-Tech
Appliances, Inc. v. SEB S.A....
Supreme Court's decision in G lobal-Tech
Appliances, Inc. v. SEB, S.A , 2011 U.S. LEXIS 4022 (U.S. May 31, 2011) [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers / unenhanced version available from lexisONE Free Case Law ]
clarifies the mental state necessary for a defendant to be liable...