Lawyers Told To Pay Up Over Epic 'Sham Patent' Suit

Law360, New York (July 21, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Finding that a patent infringement lawsuit brought by Advanced Magnetic Closures Inc. against Rome Fastener Corp. was a “colossal waste of time” predicated on a “tissue of lies,” a federal judge has found AMC and its attorneys, including Abelman Frayne & Schwab, liable for Rome Fastener's attorneys' fees in litigating the decade-long case.

U.S. District Judge Paul Crotty of the Southern District of New York ruled Thursday that the case was exceptional because AMC engaged in inequitable conduct while applying for the patent at issue, and...
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