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Did You Know: Reducing USPTO Fees

The America Invents Act requires the USPTO Director to consider reducing Patent Office fees each fiscal year.  In particular, the Act requires that the Director: (1) shall consult with the Patent Public Advisory Committee and the Trademark Public Advisory Committee … Continue reading

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Leveraging Your PTAB Record to Secure Attorney Fees in District Court

PTAB Success a Relevant Consideration Under 35 U.S.C. § 285 After Octane Fitness, district courts “may determine whether a case is ‘exceptional’ in the case-by-case exercise of their discretion, considering the totality of the circumstances,” looking at substantive strength of a … Continue reading

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Recovery of Attorney’s Fees and Costs in Construction Disputes

When construction projects become construction disputes, contractors and suppliers start thinking about how to recover their attorney’s fees and other legal costs.  Massachusetts follows the “American Rule” for recovery of legal expenses that states each party must pay their own … Continue reading

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Americans Believe Legal Fees are Extremely Expensive

Just over two-thirds of Americans, or 69 percent, state they would definitely use online legal services to save money. Many more wish for an alternative to traditional attorneys. Meet “Your Lawyers Online,” the brainchild of Founder & CEO Nicole Schaefer, … Continue reading

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Court of Federal Claims Slams Government For Cancellation of Solicitation & Awards Attorneys Fees Under Equal Access to Justice Act

Theodore P. Watson, Esq. Background of Relevant Facts Leading to Agency Decision for Cancellation of Solicitation. The Court of Federal Claims entered judgment in favor of Starry on its bid protest claim, concluding that the Department of Health and Human … Continue reading

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