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Acacia subsidiary ordered to pay $1.4m attorneys’ fees

Michael Loney, New York

The District Court for Delaware has ordered a subsidiary of Acacia Research to pay attorneys’ fees of $1.396 million to NetApp, while issuing a smack down of “this sort of reckless and wasteful litigation”

Summit Data Systems brought a patent infringement claim against NetApp and eight other companies in 2010, alleging infringement of two patents. Acacia Research bought the two asserted patents in February 2010 and determined that a NetApp server product infringed the...

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