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Octane Fitness Gives Medtrica, Steris Second Shot At Fees

Law360, New York (July 14, 2014, 2:23 PM EDT) -- A Washington federal judge on Friday agreed to revisit a ruling that Medtrica Solutions Ltd. and Steris Corp. couldn’t recover attorneys’ fees from Cygnus Medical LLC for an allegedly frivolous patent suit over an endoscope kit after the U.S. Supreme Court's recent Octane Fitness ruling.

U.S. District Judge Robert S. Lasnik had ruled in April that Cygnus’ claims were not frivolous. But the high court’s Octane Fitness ruling, issued two weeks after his decision nixing fees in the case, issued a more relaxed standard that could allow Medtrica and Steris to recover fees even if the claims weren’t objectively baseless....

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