IP at the Supreme Court Series: Commil USA, LLC v. Cisco Systems, Inc.

Supreme Court Building

March 31, 2015
4:00pm | Room 600 

Reception to Follow

In PIJIP’s ongoing Supreme Court Series, a panel of counsel for amici and parties will discuss the case on the afternoon following oral argument before the Court. The live webcast will be available once the event begins.


  • Prof. Michael Carroll, American University Washington College of Law (Moderator)
  • Felicia H. Ellsworth, WilmerHale, counsel for respondent Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • Jason W. Melvin, Finnegan, counsel for amicus curiae AbbVie, Inc.
  • Matthew Levy, Computer and Communications Industry Association, counsel for amicus curiae Computer and Communications Industry Association
  • Jim Crowne, American Intellectual Property Law Association, counsel for amicus curiae AIPLA


Whether the Federal Circuit erred in holding that a defendant’s belief that a patent is invalid is a defense to induced infringement under 35 U.S.C. § 271(b).


Decision: May 26, 2015
Argument: TranscriptAudio

All briefs available on SCOTUSblog: Commil USA, LLC v. Cisco Systems, Inc.