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Supreme Court: Inducement Cannot Divide Infringement

Yesterday, the United States Supreme Court in a unanimous decision held that induced infringement of a method claim only arises if there is direct infringement by a single party who either performs, or directs or exercises control over, the entire process. Limelight Networks, Inc. v. Akamai Technologies, Inc., Case Number 12-786. By requiring one party to perform or control every step of a patent, the Court made it easier to fend off inducement claims when the alleged infringement involves multiple actors.  Read More ›