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Supreme Court Update: Four Important Decisions for IP

In the recent cases OCTANE FITNESS, LLC v. ICON HEALTH & FITNESS, INC. and HIGHMARK INC. v. ALLCARE HEALTH MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, INC., the U.S. Supreme Court empowered district court judges to award attorney fees to prevailing...more

6/13/2014 - Akamai Technologies Attorney's Fees Exceptional Case Fee-Shifting Statutes Highmark v. Allcare Induced Infringement Limelight Limelight Networks Nautilus Inc. v. Biosig Instruments Octane Fitness v. ICON Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents SCOTUS USPTO

Weak Patent Case? Think Twice Before Filing, In Light of Two 'Exceptional' SCOTUS Decisions

In light of these decisions, patentees with weak cases may think twice about filing, now that they face a credible risk of having to pay defendants’ attorney fees. By the same token, accused infringers with questionable...more

5/1/2014 - Attorney's Fees First Glance Highmark v. Allcare Legal Perspectives Octane Fitness v. ICON Patent Litigation Patent Trolls Patents SCOTUS

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