Saturday, February 28, 2015

My Latest EFF Amicus Brief: Commil v. Cisco

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.

1 comment:

  1. You really despise actual inventors, don't you?

    You're quite willing to assert specious arguments such as a presumed 'likelihood' of Patent law decisions subsequently being blindly enforced against cases falling under copyright law.

    Your narrowly blinkered partisanship, alongside that of others including criminal operators likr Google in this regard, have now damaged the legal basis to protect *physical* inventions: truly, a 'baby' that is being wilfully ignored in your collective zeal to dispose of the 'bathwater'.

    The resulting diminution of U.S. innovation is sure to be matched only by the attendant brain drain that is sure to ensue.

    Germany and China are strengthening IP law protections for their individual inventors, while you and your crony allies work zealously to ensure that U.S. Patents apply only for the wealthiest of corporations.

    As such, I am certain that I am not the only 'genius' inventor now looking to emigrate away from this mendacious racket.