• The New “Willful Blindness” Standard for Inducing Patent Infringement
  • July 22, 2011 | Author: Gregory L. Porter
  • Law Firm: Andrews Kurth LLP - Houston Office
  • On May 31, 2011, the Supreme Court articulated the standard for inducing infringement in Global-Tech Appliances Inc. v. SEB SA, Case No. 10-6, 563 U.S. (2011). The Court affirmed the Federal Circuit in finding willful infringement but stated that the proper standard for inducing patent infringement is “willful blindness” as opposed to the prior Federal Circuit standard “deliberate indifference to a known risk.”