PTAB Success a Relevant Consideration Under 35 U.S.C. § 285
After Octane Fitness, district courts “may determine whether a case is ‘exceptional’ in the case-by-case exercise of their discretion, considering the totality of the circumstances,” looking at substantive strength of a party’s litigating position or the unreasonable manner in which the case was litigated.
As one recent decision makes clear, not only can a successful PTAB trial aid a litigation fee dispute, but the PTAB fees themselves may be recoverable. Continue Reading Leveraging Your PTAB Record to Secure Attorney Fees in District Court