MEMC Electronic Materials Inc. v. Mitsubishi Materials Silicon Corp.

Case Number: CLB0119

Date: 08.22.2005

Citation: 420 F.3d 1369, 76 U.S.P.Q.2d 1276 (Fed. Cir. 2005)

Defendants in action for infringement of patent are not entitled to summary judgment on plaintiff’s claim for inducement under 35 U.S.C. § 271(b) since defendants had knowledge of plaintiff’s patent, as well as knowledge of allegedly infringing activities in United States, and there is evidence that defendants provided substantial technical support to U.S. company that used accused wafers and that defendants were not only aware of potentially infringing activities by U.S. company, but also intended to encourage those activities.

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