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Univ. of Utah v. Max-Plank-Gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Wissenschaften E.V., 2016

In an attorney's fees portion of an underlying infringement suit involving patents which relate to the field of RNA interference, a process for 'silencing' certain genes from expressing the proteins they encode, which may be useful in treating a variety of diseases, particularly those associated with overactive or mutated genes, the district court's denial of defendant's motion for attorney fees is affirmed where the court did not abuse its discretion in finding that this case was not 'exceptional' within the meaning of 35 U.S.C. section 285.

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  • Decided
  • Published 2017/03/23




  • United States Federal Circuit


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