Sports Memorabilia Dealer Wants Bad-Faith Fees Over Patents

Law360 (March 12, 2018, 4:43 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey sports memorabilia dealer on Friday asked a federal judge for attorneys' fees as sanctions following the Federal Circuit's ruling that a payment processor's suit seeking a declaration it didn't infringe the dealer's purported interactive software patents was frivolous.

In a motion, Eric Inselberg and his company, Inselberg Interactive LLC, said payments processor First Data Corp.'s unsuccessful action was filed in bad faith because Inselberg didn't even own the patents at issue and both the district court and federal appeals court have said as much.

The patents at the core of the dispute are for software that would let...

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