Mealey's IP/Tech - Divided Federal Circuit Affirms Denial Of Fee Award In Patent Case

Mealey's IP/Tech - Divided Federal Circuit Affirms Denial Of Fee Award In Patent Case

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A California federal judge properly ruled that prevailing defendants in a protracted patent infringement case are not entitled to an award of attorney fees, prejudgment interest and post-judgment fees in connection with their largely successful appeal, the Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled March 12 (Therasense Inc. v. Becton, Dickinson and Company et al., No. 12-1504, Fed. Cir.).

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