March Fee Shifting Reports

//March Fee Shifting Reports

March Fee Shifting Reports

March Fee Shifting Reports

ATTORNEY FEE SHIFTING IN PATENT INFRINGEMENT SUITS IN U.S. DISTRICT COURTS: IPO REPORT

On Mach 2, Judge LASNIK in the Western District of Washington awarded the defendants about $33,000 in attorney fees. UltimatePointer LLC v. Nintendo Co.

On March 2, Judge MIDDLEBROOKS in the Southern District of Florida denied a motion by the defendant for an award of attorney fees. Odorstar Technology LLC. v. SMM Distributors, LLC.

On March 5, Magistrate Judge PAYNE in the Eastern District of Texas on sua sponte reconsideration denied attorney fees to the defendant. Calypso Wireless, Inc. v. T-Mobile USA Inc.

On March 5, Judge WRIGHT in the Central District of California denied attorney fees to the plaintiff. Sundesa, LLC v. Harrison-Daniels, Inc.

On March 5, Judge ADELMAN in the Eastern District of Wisconsin denied attorney fees to the defendants. Aero-Stream, LLC v. Septicairaid, LLC

On March 9, Judge WILKEN in the Northern District of California awarded the defendant attorney fees in an amount to be determined. Digital Reg of Texas, LLC v. Adobe Systems, Inc.

On March 10, Judge GODBEY in the Northern District of Texas awarded the plaintiff about $45,000 in attorney fees. Dehn’s Innovations LLC v. Cleanblastor LLC

On March 10, Judge GUILFORD in the Central District of California awarded the defendant attorney fees in an amount to be set after additional briefing. Universal Electronics, Inc. v. Universal Remote Control, Inc.

On March 11, Judge ILLSTON in the Northern District of California awarded the defendant about $5.3 million in attorney fees and $221,000 in costs. Kilopass Technology, Inc. v. Sidense Corp.

On March 13, Judge BUMB in the District of Delaware adopted a magistrate judge’s recommendation to grant the accused infringer’s motion for attorney fees but reserved decision on the recommended amount of $5,761,936.79. Bayer CropScience AG v. Dow Agrosciences LLC

On March 16, Judge STEWART in the District of Utah denied the patent owner’s motion for attorney fees in a declaratory judgment suit. Waterton Polymer Products USA v. Edizone

On March 16, Judge GUILFORD in the Central District of California denied the accused infringer’s motion for attorney fees in a declaratory judgment suit. Collectors Universe, Inc. v. Blake

On March 19, Judge TEILBORG in the District of Arizona denied the patent owner’s motion for attorney fees in a declaratory judgment suit. Kramer v. Creative Compounds LLC

On March 20, Judge BRYSON in the Eastern District of Texas denied the accused infringer’s motion for attorney fees. DietGoal Innovations LLC v. Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc.

On March 23, Judge GUILFORD in the Central District of California on sua sponte consideration deferred ruling on a motion for attorney fees. Labyrinth Optical Technologies LLC v. Alcatel-Lucent USA, Inc.

On March 25, Judge FITZGERALD in the Central District of California denied the accused infringer’s renewed motion for attorney fees. SmartMetric, Inc. v. Mastercard International Inc.