Sup. Ct.: Cisco’s Belief WiFi Patent No Good Isn’t Shield to Claim it Induced Infringement


Margaret Duncan said that a Supreme Court decision, holding that a belief that a patent is invalid isn’t a defense to a charge of induced infringement, “could increase the already high volume of IPR [inter partes review] and CBM [covered business method] petitions filed at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), because this case removes an avenue of defense to inducing infringement in U.S. district court litigation.”