Liability for infringement of US patents may come about in
several different ways, including direct infringement,
inducement of infringement and contributory infringement. While
the IP laws of protection are clear in each case, foreign
manufacturers continue to challenge their application to
activities outside the US.
Simply stated, direct infringement entails the sale, or
offer to sell, of any patented invention within the US, or
import into the US of any patented invention during...