• U.S. Supreme Court: Good Faith Belief That a Patent Is Invalid Is No Defense to Induced Patent Infringement
  • June 24, 2015 | Author: Jeffrey K. Techentin
  • Law Firm: Adler Pollock & Sheehan P.C. - Providence Office
  • In a sharply divided opinion, the Supreme Court has determined that a party may be liable for inducing the infringement of a patent even if it has good faith belief that the patient is invalid. The decision, Commil USA, LLC v. Cisco Systems, Inc., found that because by statute a patent is presumed to be valid, subjective beliefs about its validity are irrelevant.