Federal Circuit Vacates Fee Award In Patent Case

(October 22, 2015, 12:51 PM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — Although an Arizona federal judge properly deemed a patent dispute exceptional, she erred in finding that a defendant was bound by an earlier stipulation regarding the amount of attorney fees it owes, the Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Oct. 21 (Integrated Technology Corporation v. Rudolph Technologies Inc., No. 14-1820, Fed. Cir.; 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 18255).

(Decision available. Document #16-151102-009Z.)

According to the panel of Circuit Judges Sharon Prost, Kimberly A. Moore and Evan J. Wallach, the stipulation is not binding...
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