From the Alliance

Apr. 29, 2014

Innovation Alliance Statement on Today’s Supreme Court Decision on Octane Fitness v. Icon Health & Fitness

WASHINGTON – Innovation Alliance Executive Director Brian Pomper released the following statement in reaction to today’s Supreme Court decision on Octane Fitness v. Icon Health & Fitness, which focused on fee shifting in patent infringement cases:

“Today’s decision by the Supreme Court makes clear that new legislative initiatives on fee shifting are unnecessary. The decision significantly lowers the threshold for fee shifting in patent cases; demonstrates the federal Courts’ capacity and willingness to address difficult litigation procedural issues; and removes a key driver of the patent legislation Congress has been considering.”

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