Fed. Circ. Partly Nixes AllCare Fees Award In Highmark IP Row

Law360, New York (August 7, 2012, 4:50 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit found Tuesday that one of AllCare Health Management Systems Inc.'s patent infringement claims against insurance company Highmark Inc. was not baseless, and partly overturned an exceptional case status ruling and attorneys' fees awarded to Highmark.

In a 2-1 decision, a three-judge panel said that AllCare's allegations that Highmark infringed U.S. Patent Number 5,301,105's claim 102 — which covers “a method of managing an integrated health care management system having input means, payment means and memory storage” — were without merit, and therefore deserved...
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