Summary: CAFC affirms the award of costs to Appellees.

Case: Clearvalue, Inc. v. Pearl River Polymers, Inc., No. 2012-1595 (Fed. Cir. Dec. 9, 2013) (non-precedential). On appeal from E.D. Tex. Before Moore, Schall, and Reyna (per curiam).

Procedural Posture: Plaintiff patent holder appealed the district court’s award of costs and monetary sanctions related to discovery violations by the plaintiff. CAFC affirmed.

  • Costs to Prevailing Party: The Federal Circuit affirmed the award of costs to Appellees having previously affirmed the district court’s imposition of monetary sanctions, affirmed the grant of judgment as a matter of law (“JMOL”) on misappropriation of a trade secret, and reversed the denial of JMOL of patent invalidity.