Thursday, November 20, 2008

Use of unregistered engineers or engineers without college degrees is not probative of willfulness

"[Plaintiff] argues that [defendant's] engineers are more likely to engage in willful patent infringement because they lack college degrees or are not registered engineers. It is not obvious to the Court that a college degree or a registration certificate makes one more honest. Absent some evidence or authority to the contrary, the lack of a degree or the lack of a registration is not probative of willfulness."

The GSI Group Inc. v. Sukup Manufacturing Co., 3-05-cv-03011 (ILCD November 18, 2008, Opinion)

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