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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.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 04/29/2014
  • Published 04/29/2014

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  • SOTOMAYOR

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  • United States Supreme Court

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