United States Supreme Court
Highmark Inc. v. Allcare Health Management System, Inc., 12-1163
The proper standard of review for an appellate court reviewing a district court's award of fees under the Patent Act's fee-shifting provision, which authorizes a district court to award attorney's fees to the prevailing party in "exceptional cases," is abuse of discretion and here, the Federal Circuit erred in reviewing the decision de novo.
- Decided 04/29/2014
- Published 04/29/2014
- United States Supreme Court