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WebMD Deserves Fees In Failed Patent Case, Judge Says

Law360, New York (April 22, 2015, 7:51 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge has ruled that WebMD Health Corp. and Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Inc. are entitled to attorneys' fees after prevailing in a patent case against them by MyMedicalRecords Inc., even though he held the case does not qualify as exceptional.

U.S. District Judge Otis Wright II of the Central District of California ruled Monday that MyMedicalRecords' conduct during the case as a whole was not exceptional under the U.S. Supreme Court's Octane Fitness fee-shifting standard, but held that the company "willfully disobeyed" his orders.

"Notwithstanding the fact the entire case is not exceptional, the court still finds that attorney...

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October 2, 2013

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