The top US patent court has ordered a patent-holding company with a habit of dismissing cases rather than arguing its case in court to pay its opponent’s attorneys’ fees.
A three-judge panel of judges on the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit overruled (PDF) a federal judge in the Eastern District of Texas who allowed Rothschild Connected Devices Innovations LLC (RCDI) to walk away without paying legal fees of the company it had sued, ADS Security.
RCDI, owned by inventor Leigh Rothschild, claimed that ADS infringed his US Patent No. 8,788,090, which described a “system and method for creating a personalized consumer product.” This patent originated with a 2006 application that describes a Star Trek-like Internet drink mixer.
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