Cisco Can’t Raise ‘Good-Faith’ Defense in Patent Infringement Lawsuit


Margaret Duncan contended that the Supreme Court’s elimination of the good-faith defense in patent litigation may contribute to more administrative proceedings at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, where an infringement defendant is concerned about a frivolous action or wants to challenge a patent’s validity. “It was an important defense and helpful to defendants,” Ms. Duncan noted, adding that defendants “perhaps have to look for other avenues of defense.” Read the full article