Microsoft Wants Corel To Pay Attys Fees For $278K IP Verdict

Law360 (March 16, 2018, 8:41 PM EDT) -- Microsoft has asked a California federal court to add its attorneys' fees to the $278,000 verdict it scored against Corel last month for infringing patents related to its Office software, in a move that could add substantially to the relatively milquetoast judgment.

After a three-day trial a California jury found that Corel Corp. had willfully infringed nine of Microsoft Corp.'s patents related to its well-known "ribbon" toolbar, but only awarded damages of $278,000, a far cry from the million-plus the software giant had sought.

In a motion for attorneys fees filed Thursday, Microsoft seeks to pass the entire cost of litigating...

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