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Ahmed Davis Quoted in Bloomberg Law Article, "Patent Attorneys’ Fee Hurdle Lower, Federal Circuit Rulings Show"

September 10, 2020

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Ahmed Davis Quoted in Bloomberg Law Article, "Patent Attorneys’ Fee Hurdle Lower, Federal Circuit Rulings Show"

September 10, 2020

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Fish Principal Ahmed Davis spoke with Bloomberg Law for a recent article about obtaining attorneys’ fees in patent litigation cases, which has become a lot easier than it used to be after a 2014 Supreme Court decision which empowered courts to make the loser pay the winner’s fees in any patent case that “stands out from others.”

The fee analysis can include “actions that have taken place outside the scope of the four corners of the specific litigation before the district court,” patent litigator Ahmed J. Davis of Fish & Richardson in Washington said.

Just don’t try to sweep in expenses incurred trying to invalidate patents at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, he said. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has been pretty adamant that they don’t count as fees “in court” under the Patent Act.

Read the full article on Bloomberg Law: “Patent Attorneys’ Fee Hurdle Lower, Federal Circuit Rulings Show


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