Fed. Circ. Backs Facebook's Costs Award In Ad Tech IP Row

Law360 (October 9, 2019, 5:32 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit on Wednesday upheld an order requiring B.E. Technology to cough up a portion of the costs Facebook spent fighting a patent suit over targeted ad technology, finding the social media giant was the “prevailing party” in the infringement case.

The Federal Circuit said Facebook qualified as the “prevailing party” in a patent infringement suit after successfully challenging the patent at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. (AP)

In a precedential opinion, the appeals court affirmed a Tennessee federal judge’s decision to award Facebook just over $4,400 in costs in connection with B.E.’s lawsuit, which was dismissed as moot...

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