|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|10-6||Federal Cir.||Feb 23, 2011||May 31, 2011||8-1||Alito||OT 2010|
Holding: (1) Induced infringement under 35 U.S.C. Â§#271(b) requires knowledge that the induced acts constitute patent infringement; and (2) deliberate indifference to a known risk that a patent exists does not satisfy the knowledge required by Section 271(b).
Plain English Holding: To prove that a defendant caused another company to violate a patent, the plaintiff must show that the defendant knew that the companyâ€™s activities would violate the patent. It is not enough to show that the defendant knew that there was a chance that the activities could violate the patent but paid no attention to the risk.
Judgment: Affirmed, 8-1, in an opinion by Justice Alito on May 31, 2011. Justice Kennedy filed a dissenting opinion.
Incidentally, Gorsuch had been scheduled to give a speech at the University of Wyoming today, but his visit was canceled due to COVID.
Nothing from Kagan or Gorsuch though 😢 https://twitter.com/scotusblog/status/1438530948207874050
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