Priceline Founder Owes Fees For Post-Alice Row: Fed. Circ.

Law360, New York (December 8, 2017, 8:23 PM EST) -- The Federal Circuit found on Friday that a district court got it right when it ordered Priceline founder's patent holding company to pay Bed Bath & Beyond $932,000 in attorneys’ fees for pursuing a meritless patent infringement suit against the retailer, saying the company should have known its arguments were weak.

A unanimous three-judge panel held the district court did not abuse its discretion in awarding fees against Inventor Holdings LLC, a company that manages the patents issued to Priceline founder Jay Walker. The panel held...
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