Alsup Rips 'Standard Patent BS' In $8.7M Atty Fee Fight

By Hannah Albarazi (January 7, 2021, 8:29 PM EST) -- U.S. District Judge William Alsup appeared unlikely to let Finjan Inc. skip out on Juniper Networks' $8.65 million legal bill following its defeat at trial, calling out Finjan on Thursday for changing its patent infringement theory to inflate damages and lamenting the "standard patent BS by bought-and-paid-for experts."

Juniper, which won a judgment in 2018 that it does not infringe the patents asserted by Finjan, urged Judge Alsup to find the case exceptional and to award it attorneys fees, pointing to Finjan's attempt to change its infringement theory to one not advanced by its expert in order to increase damages....

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