Allcare Can't Appeal $4.7M Fee Award In Highmark IP Row

By Y. Peter Kang (September 30, 2015, 5:33 PM EDT) -- A Texas federal judge on Tuesday said Allcare Health Management Systems Inc. can't appeal an award of nearly $4.7 million in attorneys' fees to Highmark Inc. in a long-running declaratory judgment fight, saying Allcare failed to provide a valid explanation as to why it didn't file an appeal on time.

In June, U.S. District Judge Terry R. Means ruled that his initial findings in 2010 — that Allcare pursued meritless claims over an information management system patent — were more than enough to prove the case exceptional under the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Octane Fitness LLC v. Icon Health &...

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