Remote Control Patent Case Warrants Atty Fees: Judge

Law360, New York (March 12, 2015, 5:56 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge has ruled that Universal Electronics Inc. must pay some of the attorneys' fees that rival Universal Remote Control Inc. incurred defending itself in a failed suit over four remote control patents, after finding the case was filed in part as "payback" for URC's success in the market.

U.S. District Judge Andrew J. Guilford on Tuesday determined that under the standard set by the U.S. Supreme Court in last year's Octane Fitness ruling, Universal Electronics' conduct in litigating several of the asserted patents...
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