Extraterritoriality and the Active Inducement of Infringement: Robert Stier Authors Article in Review of Intellectual Property Law

Pierce Atwood intellectual property and litigation partner Robert Stier, Jr. discusses the case of Merial Ltd. V. Cipla Ltd., where the Federal Circuit held that actions taken outside the United States make a foreign defendant liable for induced infringement of a U.S. patent under § 271(b) of the Patent Act. This article questions whether Merial remains good law after the Supreme Court’s 2018 decision in WesternGECO LLC v. ION Geophysical Corp. Click here to view the complete article.

Extraterritoriality and the Active Inducement of Infringement, 19 UIC REV. INTELL. PROP. L. 204 (2020)