Netflix Gets Help In Bid For Review Of Attys' Fees Rule

Law360, New York (July 8, 2010, 4:43 PM EDT) -- A dozen major companies — including Microsoft Corp., Amazon.com Inc. and Toyota Motor Sales USA — have voiced their support for Netflix Inc.'s bid to have the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reconsider the standard on attorneys' fees awards to prevailing parties in patent infringement suits.

The companies put their weight behind the Web-based movie rental giant's cross-appeal against Media Queue LLC, arguing that the current standard favors plaintiffs and echoing Netflix's request that the appeals court revisit its stance on the application...
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