U.S. Test, Inc and Bobby Cobb vs. N.D.E. Environmental Corp and United Coastal Insurance
Year 1998
Court U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
Case Number 99-1087
  • Patent Infringement
  • Louisiana

Addresses the scope of “advertising injury” coverage for inducements to infringe a patent in light of 28 U.S.C. section 271(a). The Court erred in relying on the absence of the word “patent” with the offenses of “infringement of copyright, title, or slogan” to exclude coverage for an inducement to infringe a patent claim arising under the code section which is based on the insured’s advertising activities.