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Bodum, Inc. v. Meyer Intellectual Properties Limited, No. 15-185

Questions Presented:

In determining whether this patent case was “exceptional” requiring an award of attorney fees to a prevailing defendant pursuant to 35 U.S.C. § 285, does the successor District Court Judge’s reliance upon the decision of the predecessor District Court Judge, which decision was vacated by the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, instead of reviewing de novo the prior record in the case, deprive the Petitioner of its right to have the case fairly adjudicated?

Cert. petition filed 8/11/15, conference 10/16/15. Petition denied 10/19/15.

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