Apple awarded $2.3M in legal fees over case that should 'never have been brought'
What you need to know
- Apple has been awarded $2.3M in legal fees in a California court case.
- Apple and Cisco were sued over alleged patent infringements relating to point-to-point internet communications.
- The judge said that the case "should never have been brought."
Apple and Cisco have both been awarded substantial legal fees by a judge after a California federal court ruled a case against them should never have been brought.
As Bloomberg Law reports:
Apparently, after the PTAB's ruling, Straight Path sued Apple again. Inexplicably, however, after arguing twice to a Federal court that the patents in question should be interpreted narrowly, Straight Path sued both Apple and Cisco on the basis of the earlier broad interpretation. Straight Path was ordered to pay the mammoth legal fees in part because of its contradictory arguments. When Straight Path protested the fees, the court was having none of it:
Judge William Alsup concluded that the suits "should never have been brought" before the court.
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