IP Row's 1st Phase Deemed 'Exceptional,' Judge Orders Fees

Law360, New York (June 28, 2016, 8:56 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge has determined that Singapore-based Kinglite must pay attorneys' fees for the prevailing side in the first part of a patent infringement case, deeming the plaintiff showed "exceptional" conduct and lacked sufficient arguments — even though the lawsuit has not yet concluded.

A finding that a case’s first phase is "exceptional" could prompt the curbing of like conduct in a suit’s future phases and push parties to present their legal arguments more appropriately, U.S. District Judge James V. Selna said in his June...
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