Fed. Circ. Affirms Canon's Patent Win And $1.8M Attys' Fees

By Matthew Bultman (April 12, 2018, 7:33 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit on Wednesday upheld lower court rulings that cleared Canon Inc. of infringing flash memory card reader patents and required the companies that filed the lawsuit to pay nearly $1.8 million in Canon's attorneys' fees.

The appeals court, in a summary order, affirmed a ruling from Judge Claudia Wilken in the Northern District of California that found Canon printers, digital cameras and other devices did not infringe two patents in a case brought by Technology Properties Ltd. LLC and MCM Portfolio LLC.

Judge Wilken also awarded Canon $1.79 million in attorneys' fees after finding the case was "exceptional" under...

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