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Supreme Court decision may result in more attorneys’ fees awards

Peter Leung, Washington DC


The Supreme Court’s decision in Commil v Cisco encourages trial courts to exercise their powers to award sanctions and attorneys’ fees against parties bringing frivolous patent claims

Cisco logoEarlier this week, the Supreme Court issued its opinion, finding that while a good faith belief in non-infringement is a defence against liability for inducement to infringe, a good faith belief in invalidity is not.

The majority opinion written by...


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