Fed. Circ. Sinks Fishing Co.’s Fee Bid

Law360, New York (August 14, 2009, 6:48 PM EDT) -- A trial court did not abuse its discretion when it denied a fishing equipment company’s bid for attorneys’ fees in a patent infringement case over fishing lures, according to a federal appeals court.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Wednesday affirmed a lower court’s denial of attorneys’ fees for defendant Huddleston Deluxe Inc., concluding that the company failed to show that the trial court erred by not finding the case exceptional or that it was harmed by the court’s failure to entertain...
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