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OCTANE FITNESS, LLC v. ICON HEALTH & FITNESS, INC.

Docket No.: 12-1184
Certiorari Granted: Oct 1 2013
Argued: February 26, 2014

PartyNames: Octane Fitness, LLC v. Icon Health & Fitness, Inc.
Petitioner: Octane Fitness, LLC
Respondent: Icon Health & Fitness, Inc.

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Citation: 496 Fed.Appx. 57
Supreme Court Docket

Octane Fitness, LLC
v.
Icon Health & Fitness, Inc.
Question Presented:

1. Does the Federal Circuit's promulgation of a rigid and exclusive two-part test for determining whether a case is "exceptional" under 35 U.S.C. ยง 285 improperly appropriate a district court's discretionary authority to award attorney fees to prevailing accused infringers in contravention of statutory intent and this Court's precedent, thereby raising the standard for accused infringers (but not patentees) to recoup fees and encouraging patent plaintiffs to bring spurious patent cases to cause competitive harm or coerce unwarranted settlements from defendants?

OCTANE FITNESS, LLC v. ICON HEALTH & FITNESS, INC.
ORAL ARGUMENT

February 26, 2014

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