Fed. Circ. Rebuke To Fuel Heated Disputes On Attys' Fees

Law360, New York (April 20, 2015, 5:16 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit's recent ruling that a district judge was wrong to not award attorneys' fees to Vizio Inc. in a patent case involving litigation misconduct by the opposing side provides useful guidance on how litigants can secure fees, but it may spark bitter fights in future cases, attorneys say.

In an April 10 decision, the appeals court found that U.S. District Judge Mariana Pfaelzer abused her discretion by denying Vizio's request for attorneys' fees despite finding the case exceptional and describing conduct by plaintiff Oplus...
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Oplus Technologies, Ltd. v. VIZIO, Inc.


Case Number

14-1297

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Appellate - Federal Circuit

Nature of Suit

830 Patent Infringement (Fed. Question)

Date Filed

February 18, 2014

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