The Federal Circuit has outlined a new rule whereby the requisite divided infringement of a method claim may be satisfied through the actions of multiple entities rather than a single entity for purposes of an inducement claim. This new path has fundamentally changed the law on proving infringement under the doctrine of inducement, and has significant implications for patent litigation.
After Akamai and McKesson, a New Standard for Litigating Inducement Claims
January 23, 2013
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