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Patent Suit Against Wilson Still Had Legs, Judge Says

Law360 (March 1, 2018, 9:25 PM EST) -- A federal magistrate judge in Texas has recommended that Wilson Sporting Goods Co.’s request for roughly $60,000 in attorneys' fees be denied in a patent suit against it over football helmet chin straps, finding no proof that SportStar Athletics Inc.’s decision to continue its case was frivolous.

In making her recommendation, U.S. Magistrate Judge Frances H. Stacy found Tuesday that while a claim construction ruling decided the issue of literal infringement, the doctrine of equivalents dispute was still up in the air and ripe for review....
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