Gilstrap Calls Dell Patent Suit Most Exceptional Yet

Law360, Los Angeles (January 25, 2017, 9:36 PM EST) -- The nation’s busiest patent judge, U.S. District Judge Rodney Gilstrap, awarded Dell Inc. about $500,000 and fees and sanctions in “the clearest example of an exceptional case” he’s ever seen on Wednesday, after he determined a plaintiff asserting a camera patent against a slew of electronics companies was nothing but a shell company.

From his bench in the Eastern District of Texas, Judge Gilstrap presides over a plurality of the nation’s patent cases — as much as 29 percent of all new cases nationwide. In a...
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