35 U.S.C. 271(b) provides:
Whoever actively induces infringement of a patent shall be liable as an infringer.
Liability for active inducement of infringement requires specific intent – that the inducer’s actions induced direct infringement and that he knew or should have known his actions would induce actual infringements. DSU Medical Corp. v. JMS Co., Ltd., 471 F.3d 1293, 1304 (Fed. Cir. 2006) (en banc), citing, Manville Sales Corp. v. Paramount Systems, Inc., 917 F.2d 544, 554 (Fed. Cir. 1990); see also Cross Medical Products, Inc. v. Medtronic Sonfamor Danek, Inc., 424 F.3d 1293, 1312 (Fed. Cir. 2005) (“that the alleged infringer knowingly induced infringement and possessed specific intent to encourage another’s infringement”)