Monday, February 9, 2009

Foreign Activities May Give Rise to Liability for Inducing Infringement

"The Court finds that, under the current state of the law, the scope of section 271(b) can extend to extra-territorial activities. Because [plaintiff] has alleged that [defendant] sold potentially infringing modules to foreign companies knowing that those modules would be incorporated into products sold in the United States, [plaintiff] is entitled to discovery regarding [defendant's] extraterritorial activities."

Honeywell International Inc. v. Acer America Corp., 6-07-cv-00125 (TXED February 5, 2009, Memorandum Opinion & Order)

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