‘Common Law in the Interpretation of Statutes: Akamai v. Limelight at the Federal Circuit’

“In patent law, networked technologies have brought to the fore difficult questions about liability in situations involving so-called ‘divided infringement’. In a typical such situation, multiple parties contribute to the exploitation of a patented method, but no party performs all steps of the method. Notably for the purposes of this blog, questions about whether anyone is liable for infringement in such situations have led judges at both the US Supreme Court and the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit to direct attention to common law standards for joint tortfeasor liability …” (more)

[John Golden, New Private Law, 16 June]

First posted 2015-06-17 06:40:31

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