Joseph V. Noferi was a guest speaker at the 33rd Annual Joint Patent Practice Seminar on April 27, 2017 hosted by the The Joint Patent Practice Continuing Legal Education, (“JPPCLE”) JPPCLE is a not for profit organization dedicated to providing continuing legal education primarily in the field of patent law and practice. http://jppcle.org/

Mr. Noferi’s presentation focused on the key question before the Supreme Court in Life Technologies Corp. v. Promega Corp.  580 U.S. ___, slip op. at 1 (2017), Whether the supply of a single component of a multicomponent invention for manufacture abroad gives rise to liability under Section 271(f)(1) of the Patent Act, which prohibits the supply from the United States of “all or a substantial portion of the components of a patented invention” for combination abroad.

The Supreme court held that the supply of a single component of a multicomponent invention for manufacture abroad does not give rise to liability under Section 271(f)(1) of the Patent Act, which prohibits the supply from the United States of “all or a substantial portion of the components of a patented invention” for combination abroad.