Tag Archives: Fees

"A Lawyer May Spend A Lifetime Working For That One Magnificent Hour" – ND Court Awards Fees For "A Good Day"

We usually don't cover trial court orders, but this one is short, and, we think, worth your time reading.  The issue before the North Dakota District Court (Ward County) was the award of attorneys' fees following a successful necessity challenge by a … Continue reading

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When are Attorneys’ Fees Considered Expenses under §145 of the Patent Act?

Never, is the answer from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. In a decision dated July 27, 2018, the Court found that §145 of the Patent Act does not override the common-law “American Rule,” which … Continue reading

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En Banc Federal Circuit: PTO Does Not Automatically Get Attorney Fees in Appeals and Civil Action Claims

by Dennis Crouch In its new en banc opinion, the Federal Circuit has confirmed that the Patent Act does not require patent applicants to pay the USPTO’s attorney fees in Section 145 actions.  The USPTO had requested $100,000+ to compensate … Continue reading

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Stayed Suspension For Failure To Pay Attorney's Fees Of Ex-Spouse

An agreed sanction approved by the Colorado Presiding Disciplinary Judge The Presiding Disciplinary Judge approved the parties’ conditional admission of misconduct and suspended David Paul Michel (attorney registration number 37674) for ninety days, all stayed upon successful completion of a… … Continue reading

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The Beginning of the End for Public Sector Unions? U.S. Supreme Court Bans Mandatory Union Fees

By:  Alex Lee   The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent 5-4 decision on June 27, 2018 in Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, was a landmark decision finding that laws requiring non-union member public-sector employees to pay … Continue reading

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