Supreme Court Holds That Induced Infringement Requires Knowledge That the Induced Acts are Infringing, and Willful Blindness Suffices for Such Knowledge

Fitzpatrick Case Update
May 31, 2011

On May 31, 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in Global-Tech Appliances, Inc. v. SEB S.A., holding that induced infringement requires knowledge that the induced acts constitute patent infringement. Edmund J. Haughey and Preston H. Heard examine the implications of this decision.

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