Don't Alter Attys' Fee Test In Patent Cases, Justices Told

Law360, New York (January 23, 2014, 8:18 PM EST) -- The patent owners in two cases at the U.S. Supreme Court over the standard for imposing sanctions on plaintiffs that bring "baseless" patent suits have told the justices that it is unnecessary to make sanctions easier to award to address concerns about so-called patent trolls.

Allcare Health Management Systems Inc. and Icon Health & Fitness Inc. filed merits briefs Jan. 17 in the separate cases dealing with different issues regarding fee awards, and both urged the justices to reject the arguments by the accused infringers that...
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