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Patent Infringement: Contributory

Smith Hopen Intellectual Property Term Glossary Definition for Patent Infringement: Contributory
Contributory infringement is enumerated in 35 U.S.C. 271(c) which requires:

a.  Direct infringement by another
b.  Knowledge of patent
c.  Knowledge that component design for infringement
d.  Component material part of patented product
e.  Component not a staple article

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