Commil USA, LLC v. Cisco Systems, Inc.

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Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
13-896 Fed. Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issue: (1) Whether the Federal Circuit erred in holding that a defendant's belief that a patent is invalid is a defense to induced infringement under 35 U.S.C. § 271(b); and (2) whether the Federal Circuit erred in holding that Global-Tech Appliances, Inc. v. SEB S.A. required retrial on the issue of intent under 35 U.S.C. § 271(b) where the jury (A) found the defendant had actual knowledge of the patent and (B) was instructed that “[i]nducing third-party infringement cannot occur unintentionally.”

DateProceedings and Orders
Jan 23 2014Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due February 27, 2014)
Feb 3 2014Order extending time to file response to petition to and including March 31, 2014.
Mar 31 2014Brief of respondent Cisco Systems, Inc. in opposition filed.
May 6 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 22, 2014.
May 27 2014The Solicitor General is invited to file a brief in this case expressing the views of the United States. Justice Breyer took no part in the consideration or decision of this petition.
 
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