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Supreme Court Overturns Federal Circuit Case On Induced Infringement - Intellectual Property News

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Posted on: Jun 27, 2014

The Supreme Court's ruling in Limelight Networks, Inc. v. Akamai Technologies, Inc. has redefined patent law. They ruled that "a method patent is not directly infringed unless a single actor is responsible for the performance of all the steps of the patent." The Supreme Court was tasked with interpreting induced infringment as it pertains to the case, and its interpretation could allow others in the future to evade liability in similar circumstances.

For an overview of the case and its repercussions, check out this piece by the National Law Review.


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