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Fed. Circ. Orders Sanctions For 'Frivolous' Raylon IP Suit

Law360

December 07, 2012

As seen in this Law360 article, “Patent-holding company Raylon LLC must be sanctioned for filing a 'frivolous' patent suit against Complus Data Innovations Inc. and others, the Federal Circuit held Friday in an unusual reversal of a lower court’s decision that sanctions were not warranted. 

The appeals court concluded that the claim construction offered by Raylon in the case, over patents for devices used to issue traffic tickets, was contrary to all evidence and proper legal standards.

Scott D. Stimpson of Sills Cummis & Gross P.C., an attorney for Casio, said he was pleased with the decision.  While the defendants were happy the lower court granted summary judgment in their favor, ‘we just thought this case was so unreasonable that the district court should have imposed sanctions, and the Federal Circuit agreed with us,’ he said.”

This case was also discussed in Bloomberg.com and BusinessWeek.com articles.