In many patent infringement cases, an allegation of indirect infringement (causing another to directly infringe) is the sole or primary allegation of infringement in the case. Alleging indirect infringement may be the only way for a patentee to obtain a meaningful remedy for infringement. But proving indirect infringement is often much more complicated, and much more difficult, than proving an ordinary case of direct infringement. To make matters worse, in the past couple of years the law governing the standards for proving the two kinds of indirect infringement—contributory infringement and inducement of infringement—has changed.
This Master Class webinar will explore those recent changes, their effects on patent litigation strategy, and some of the legal issues that may arise in the future as a consequence of those changes.