Mealey's IP/Tech - U.S. Supreme Court: No Inducement Liability Without Direct Infringement

Mealey's IP/Tech - U.S. Supreme Court: No Inducement Liability Without Direct Infringement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In a unanimous holding on June 2, the U.S. Supreme Court found that a defendant is not liable for inducing infringement under 35 U.S. Code Section 271(b) when no one has directly infringed under Section 271(a) or "any other statutory provision" (Limelight Networks Inc. v. Akamai Technologies Inc. and The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, No. 12-786, U.S. Sup.).

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