Recent U.S. Court Decisions And Developments Affecting Licensing

John Paul and Brian Kacedon

John Paul

Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

Brian Kacedon

Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

Inducement, a form of indirect patent infringement, provides for liability where one party causes infringement by another. Under recent law, inducement may apply to situations where one party performs certain steps of a patented method and causes another party to perform the other steps. Stated otherwise, induced infringement allows for liability when no single party performs all steps of a patented method.

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