Fed. Circ. Nixes Cisco, Return Path E-Discovery Costs Award

Law360, Washington (December 13, 2013, 8:52 PM EST) -- The Federal Circuit on Friday vacated a ruling awarding Return Path Inc. and a Cisco Systems Inc. unit about $282,000 in e-discovery fees arising from a patent dispute with CBT Flint Partners LLC, ruling the relevant cost award statute didn’t cover all the requested fees.

In a precedential 2-1 opinion, the panel majority ruled that U.S. District Judge Thomas W. Thrash Jr. had interpreted too broadly a provision allowing for costs to be awarded for document copying when he granted in full Cisco and Return Path's...
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