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Supreme Court Rules on Induced Infringement Standard and Upholds Clear and Convincing Evidence Standard for Invalidity

By Justin E. Gray ( jegray@foley.com ) The U.S. Supreme Court resolved two important patent law issues that were before it this term. On May 31, 2011, the Court issued its decision in Global-Tech Appliances, Inc. v. SEB S.A. , U.S., 10-6, -- U.S. - (2011); 179 L.Ed.2d 1167 (US 2011); 2011 US LEXIS...

S.D.N.Y. Invalidates Patent Claims for Crowd-Funding as Too Abstract

by Lewis V. Popovski , Abhishek Bapna , and Vivian Cheng District Judge Katherine Polk Failla granted declaratory judgment plaintiff Kickstarter, Inc.’s motion for summary judgment that U.S. Patent No. 7,885,887 (“the ’887 patent”) is invalid under 35 U.S.C. § 101. The...