Supreme Court makes it easier to impose fees on losers of patent cases

04/30/2014 | Forbes

Firms that try to profit through patent litigation may need to be more careful now that two Supreme Court decisions have given courts more leeway to impose fees on parties that come up short in patent cases, Daniel Fisher writes. The justices determined that the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit had created standards that were too strict to govern when attorneys' fees could be awarded. "Litigants will still have their chance to have their day in court, but once you've had your day, you need to know when it's time to fold your cards," lawyer Brian Pandya said.

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