Saturday, February 28, 2015
Last Thursday, EFF filed the latest amicus brief I helped write. As explained in EFF's blog post, the case involves the level of intent necessary to induce someone else to infringe a patent. In Commil v. Cisco, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit had ruled that a good faith belief that a patent is invalid is a defense to a claim for inducement. The Supreme Court agreed to review the case; EFF's brief supports the Federal Circuit's rule. Public Knowledge also has a very good blog post discussing the case.