Recent Supreme Court Patent Ruling that Affects You, the Entrepreneur

Recent Supreme Court Patent Ruling that Affects You, the Entrepreneur

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Yesterday the Supreme Court made it easier for patent litigation winners to obtain their attorney fees from the losing party in “exceptional” cases.

Although there are standards to be met, the Supreme Court has, in overturning the Federal Circuit, given more power to both plaintiffs and defendants when there is misconduct by either party during the litigation, regardless of whether it is sanctionable.  The Supreme Court has stated that a case with merit-less claims or (rather than “and”) brought in subjective bad faith, may warrant an attorney fees award. Ocean Fitness v. Icon Health.

 

昨天最高法院推进了一项法例,在特殊专利诉讼中,获胜方可以从败诉方获得律师费。尽管条例标准即将出台,最高法院已经赋予原告和被告更多权力,当在诉讼中他们中的一方因另一方的不端行(无论是否该受到制裁)而受损害时。最高法院已经表明在案件中,其中一方无价值的陈述或着带入主观错误观点,可能会奖励另一方律师费。

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  1. December 31, 2015 at 12:17 am

    大胆的尝试只等于成功的一半。

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