Global-Tech Appliances, Inc. v. SEB
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A party who “actively induces infringement of a patent” under 35 U.S.C. §271(b) must know that the induced acts constitute patent infringement. Knowledge of inducement may be proven under the doctrine of willful blindness if the defendant subjectively believes that there is a high probability that infringement exists and if the defendant takes deliberate actions to avoid learning of it.