Circuit Remands Attorneys Fees In Chip Case

Law360, New York (June 22, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- An appeals court has once again vacated a lower court order that reduced attorneys' fees for Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. and IXYS Corp. in a dispute over a semiconductor patent, this time remanding to a different district court judge “to preserve the appearance of justice.”

The fee dispute stems from Samsung and IXYS' victory in a contempt action brought by International Rectifier Corp. based on supposed violations of a permanent injunction.

In its first take on the fee decision in September 2005, the U.S. Court of...
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