Monday, January 9, 2017

Federal Cir. rings in new year with sanctions award

Law360 reports Fed. Circ. Slams ‘Frivolous’ Appeal In Exercise Patent Case recounting how in this case here there was no reasonable basis for a reversal and the appellant's arguments "repeatedly distort controlling law." Outcome? Sanctions of attorneys' fees and double costs for the appeal, with counsel jointly liable with his client. "The attorney was equally responsible since he wrote and signed the briefs," the article noted.

Closer to home, see How Big a Deal Are Four 9th Circuit Vacancies That Await Trump? in today's the Recorder and 9th Circuit may take right turn with Trump appointees in Friday's DJ.