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Lawyers Weigh In On High Court's Patent Rulings

Law360, New York (April 29, 2014, 9:16 PM EDT) -- The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled in a pair of cases that the Federal Circuit's standards for awarding attorneys' fees to prevailing parties in "unreasonable" patent infringement cases must be eased. Attorneys tell Law360 why the high court's decisions matter.

Orion Armon, Cooley LLP

“‘Exceptional case’ under Section 285 has long been pled in nearly every complaint and answer. Now, many more parties will actually litigate the issue. But even under a lower legal standard and lower burden of proof, fee awards are only available when there’s a final judgment. The vast majority of cases settle, so most litigants won’t get...

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