Microsoft's Win Reduced, Atty Fees Denied In Corel IP Spat

Law360 (May 11, 2018, 10:17 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge has reduced an award for Microsoft from a jury that found Corel willfully infringed its Office software patents, dropping the payout from $287,000 to $124,000, and declined to make Corel pay Microsoft's attorneys' fees, saying there was nothing exceptional about the case.

In a decision unsealed Thursday, U.S. District Judge Edward J. Davila said that Corel Corp.'s willingness to stipulate to infringement and drop its invalidity defenses against Microsoft Corp. early in the case, in an effort to reduce costs, was "rare" and therefore cuts against Microsoft's request for fees. Further, the judge said, there was nothing...

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