A federal district court did not err in finding that Genius Electronic Optical, a supplier of camera lenses for Apple’s iPhone and iPad products, did not induce the infringement of five camera-lens patents held by Largan Precision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has ruled (Largan Precision Co., Ltd. v. Genius Electronic Optical Co., Ltd., April 27, 2016, Moore, K.). Because induced infringement required proof of direct infringement, and because Largan failed to provide sufficient evidence of direct infringement by Apple, a reasonable jury could not find that Genius was liable for induced infringement. For those reasons, the non-infringement finding of the district court was affirmed.

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