Induced infringement is the legal concept of leading third-parties to infringe a patent, and thus being indirectly responsible for their infringement.
For software, this was discussed in the 2008 amicus brief by the American Civil Liberties Union for the in re Bilski case where they warn that sharing technical information about a possibly-patented idea could lead to an suit for induced infringement, thus limiting freedom of speech.
- USITC Asks En Banc Federal Circuit for Power to Block Imports Whose Distribution Induce Infringement in the US, 10 Mar 2014, Patently-O
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