• Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Standard for Inducing Patent Infringement
  • March 1, 2011 | Author: Paul M. Rivard
  • Law Firm: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. - Washington Office
  • On February 23, 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Global-Tech Appliances Inc. and Pentalpha Enterprises, Ltd. v. SEB S.A. At issue in this case is whether liability for inducing patent infringement requires the defendant to have actual knowledge of the patent, or whether under some circumstances a defendant may be charged with constructive knowledge of the patent.