Google, Facebook Denied Attys' Fees After Beating IP Suit

Law360, New York (December 18, 2013, 3:31 PM EST) -- Facebook Inc. and Google Inc. couldn't force a patent holder to pay millions to cover their litigation expenses in a failed infringement suit against them over mobile-website-technology patents, with a New York federal judge finding Tuesday there was no proof the plaintiff had stubbornly pursued a doomed case.

U.S. District Judge P. Kevin Castel rejected Google, Facebook and Google-owned YouTube LLC's contention that Wireless Ink Corp. had pursued litigation against them for years based on infringement accusations with no factual basis, noting the patent holder had...
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