O2 Micro Can't Escape $8.4M Sanction At Fed. Circ.

Law360, New York (August 13, 2013, 5:40 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit on Tuesday affirmed that semiconductor maker Monolithic Power Systems Inc. and customer ASUSTeK Computer Inc. are entitled to $8.4 million in attorneys' fees in long-running patent litigation instigated by rival O2 Micro International Ltd., ruling O2's “rampant misconduct" justified the penalty.

In a unanimous decision, the appeals court denied O2's bid to escape the multimillion-dollar award. The Federal Circuit rejected O2's argument that a lower court incorrectly determined that its lawsuit was an exceptional case that entitled MPS and ASUSTeK to attorneys' fees....
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