Argentum To Pay Noble $1M In Fees In Dressing IP Fight

Law360, New York (August 26, 2011, 6:23 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge on Thursday ordered Argentum Medical LLC and two of its top executives to pay $1 million in attorneys' fees to Noble Biomaterials Inc., after a jury found the company brought an infringement suit over a wound dressing patent in bad faith.

U.S. District Judge A. Richard Caputo ruled that the awarding of attorneys' fees in the case was clearly warranted under the Lanham Act, due to the culpable conduct of Argentum and its executives as well as the exceptional nature of the case.

"[The] jury findings establish that defendants engaged in … fraud, malice, and bad faith,"...

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