On October 12, 2010 the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in Global-Tech Appliances, Inc. v. SEB S.A. This case deals with whether the legal standard for the “state of mind” element of a claim for actively inducing infringement under 35 U.S.C. § 271(b) is “deliberate indifference of a known risk” that an infringement may occur or instead “purposeful, culpable expression and conduct” to encourage an infringement.
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