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Bayer, Abbott Debate Fees In Patent Dispute

Law360 (August 21, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Attorneys for Bayer Healthcare LLC and Abbott Laboratories battled it out in court Thursday over whether a finding of an “exceptional case” was warranted and an award of attorneys' fees justified after Bayer largely prevailed in the three-year patent battle over test strips used to monitor blood glucose levels.

Bayer has asked Judge William H. Alsup of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California to recognize the case as exceptional and require Abbott to repay more than $300,000 of Bayer’s fees in a...
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