Fitzpatrick Case Update
February 22, 2017
The Supreme Court today reversed the Federal Circuit’s interpretation of an infringement liability statute in litigation over whether shipping a single component of a patented multi-component invention to be assembled overseas qualifies as an infringing act under 35 U.S.C. § 271(f)(1), and remanded the matter to the Federal Circuit. In doing so, the Supreme Court clarified that § 271(f)(1) does not cover the supply of a single component of a multicomponent invention.