Fitzpatrick Case Update
June 2, 2014
Limelight: Supreme Court Holds That a Defendant Cannot Be Liable for Inducing Infringement of a Patent Under 35 U.S.C. § 271(b) When No One Has Directly Infringed the Patent Under § 271(a) or Any Other Statutory Provision.
On June 2, 2014, a unanimous United States Supreme Court reversed an en banc Federal Circuit decision and held that a defendant cannot be liable for inducing infringement of a patent under § 271(b) when no one has directly infringed the patent under § 271(a) or any other statutory provision.