|"It wasn't my fault", said|
Pinky, "I was only trying
it out to see if it worked ..."
This Kat seems to recall that there was quite a bit of debate back in 2007 about whether it was a good thing or a bad thing to impose criminal liability on patent infringers, this all being within the context of a proposed IP Criminal Enforcement Directive which all seems to have gone very quite of late. Trade mark and copyright infringements are criminal acts in many countries if done for commercial gain, but the Kat doesn't think there's so much patent-specific criminal law around.
Can any readers who come from countries where patent infringement is a criminal offence, or who have any useful knowledge about places that do, please post their information below.