Fed. Circ. Affirms Patent Win, Fees For Yahoo, Twitter, HSBC

Law360, Washington (December 8, 2017, 7:38 PM EST) -- The Federal Circuit on Friday refused to overturn a lower court's ruling that found Google, Yahoo, HSBC and a laundry list of more than 50 companies did not infringe on fax-to-internet patents with email-based messaging systems and ordered the patent owners to pay attorneys' fees to the companies for their "lack of candor and transparency" in the proceedings.

In a one-sentence ruling, a three-judge panel unanimously rejected an appeal from Unified Messaging Systems and Advanced Messaging Technologies Inc. arguing that a lower court erred in finding email-based messaging systems used by dozens of companies did not infringe patents that covered messages...

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