California Federal Judge Denies Fee Request By Oracle In Patent Dispute

(August 24, 2016, 1:00 PM EDT) -- SAN FRANCISCO — Efforts by Oracle Corp. to recoup attorney fees it incurred defending patent infringement allegations — and to have those fees assessed against counsel for the plaintiff under the vexatious litigation statute — were unsuccessful on Aug. 22, when a California federal judge disagreed that the case qualifies as “exceptional” under 35 U.S. Code Section 285 (Thought Inc. v. Oracle Corporation, No. 12-5601, N.D. Calif.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 111661).

(Decision available. Document #16-160906-016Z.)

According to U.S. Judge William H. Orrick of the Northern...
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