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Supreme Court Tightens Standard For Induced Patent Infringement

Supreme Court Tightens Standard For Induced Patent Infringement

In recent years, patent holders have increasingly pursued lawsuits against defendants who didn’t necessarily directly infringe the patents themselves. Those cases just became a lot harder to win, thanks to a unanimous ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court. In a recent case involving a patent for a method of delivering electronic data using a content delivery network, the Supreme Court held that liability for inducement must be based on direct infringement. In the absence of direct infringement, there could be no inducement of infringement. This article examines the Court’s reasoning, while a sidebar discusses the outcome of the defendant’s request to have the Court review the lower court’s rule for direct infringement.

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False Advertising and Indirect Competitors

False Advertising and Indirect Competitors

A lawsuit between two parties involved in printer cartridge manufacturing has trudged on with little notice for more than a decade. But the most recent ruling in the case has gotten quite a bit of attention. That’s because it was made by the U.S. Supreme Court, which resolved a split among the federal courts of appeals over which parties can bring claims for false advertising. After noting that three competing approaches have developed for determining whether a plaintiff has standing to sue under the Lanham Act, the Court adopted an entirely new two-part test. This article concludes that the ruling could embolden more indirect competitors to pursue false advertising claims.

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The WP Difference

At Waddey Patterson, we understand the value of ingenuity. We’ve committed ourselves to being the intellectual property leader when it comes to technical expertise and breadth of knowledge.

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About The Firm

As a mid-sized firm able to handle large cases, Waddey Patterson gives extensive attention to your needs and the uniqueness of each intellectual property case. We take a unique, intellectual approach that your IP protection requires.

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Our shareholders and associates have all earned technical degrees and have experience in technical fields prior to their legal education. Waddey Patterson has the unique combination of experience and value-added performance to give unique attention to unique ideas.

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