Attorney Fees Available for Successful Defendant

As discussed back in September, district courts look to PTAB developments in assessing fee awards under 35 U.S.C. § 285. Recently the Eastern District of Michigan suggested that it could even find “exceptional” conduct at the PTAB as the sole basis for attorney fees.

Last week, the Southern District of California found that conduct substantially before the PTAB entitled a successful petitioner to attorney fees.
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