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Judge Gilstrap awards attorney fees for first time

Michael Loney, New York

Non-practicing entity eDekka has been ordered to pay attorney fees by Judge Rodney Gilstrap of the Eastern District of Texas after it “repeatedly offered insupportable arguments on behalf of an obviously weak patent”

Following September’s granting of a motion to dismiss more than 200 cases filed by eDekka in the Eastern District of Texas, Judge Rodney Gilstrap has gone one further by awarding attorney fees.

Gilstrap found the case was “exceptional” under...

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