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BPLA Case Law Committee Meeting - Travel Sentry, Inc. v. David A. Tropp
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When: Friday, April 27th, 2018
Registration 8:15, Discussion 8:30-9:30
Where: Fish & Richardson
1 Marina Park Drive
Boston, Massachusetts  02110
United States
Contact: Valarie Rosen

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 BPLA Case Law Committee - Travel Sentry, Inc. v. David A. Tropp

Fish & Richardson
1 Marina Park Drive

Friday, April 27th, 2018
Registration 8:15, Discussion 8:30-9:30

Presenter: Jenny Shmuel, Ph.D., of Fish and Richardson

The case law has rapidly been evolving in the area of divided infringement. Although the Federal Circuit has reaffirmed the rule that a single-actor is necessary for a finding of direct infringement, the courts are still grappling with determining when a third party’s acts are attributed to the accused infringer. The Federal Circuit’s decision in Travel Sentry v. Tropp (December 2017) follows a series of recent cases addressing when the accused party can be held responsible for claim steps performed by others. The court further broadened the standard and ultimately vacated summary judgement of non-infringement to patents directed to methods of improving airline luggage inspection through the use of dual-access locks.  Travel Sentry is thus an important case for practitioners drafting, asserting, or defending against method claims where there are potentially multiple actors involved.


To prepare for this discussion, please review the decision in Travel Sentry, as well as two other guiding Federal Circuit cases on this issue: Akamai Techs., Inc. v. Limelight Networks, Inc. (“Akamai V”), 797 F.3d 1020 (Fed. Cir. 2015) and Eli Lilly and Co. v. Teva Parenteral Medicines, Inc., 845 F.3d 1357 (Fed. Cir. 2017).


Travel Sentry v Tropp

Akami v Limelight 2015

Eli Lily v Teva 2017


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Committee Co Chairs

James Lampert, WilmerHale, Retired

Yvonne Lee, WilmerHale

N. Scott Pierce, Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds

Valarie Rosen, Cabot Corporation
David Thibodeau, VLP Law Group

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