Prevailing Patent Defendant Wins Partial Award Of Attorney Fees In Maryland
(August 8, 2016, 2:50 PM EDT) -- BALTIMORE — A plaintiff’s decision to pursue patent litigation became “clearly unreasonable” once the plaintiff failed to adequately rebut or otherwise address a defendant’s position that the case was barred by 28 U.S. Code Section 1498, a Maryland federal judge ruled Aug. 4 (Astornet Technologies Inc. v. BAE Systems Inc., No. 14-245, D. Md.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 102260).
(Decision available. Document #16-160815-015Z.)
“After that point, at a minimum” plaintiff Astornet Technologies Inc. “should have directly addressed the problem” yet did not do so, according to...