Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Success Rates of Motions for Attorney Fees Under 35 USC § 285

Since 2008, U.S. district courts have ruled on 924 motions for attorney fees under 35 USC § 285. About 60% were denied each year, with the exception of 2013 when the denial rate increased to 67%. It appears Octane Fitness and Highmark may be changing that. Last year only 57.6% were denied and the denial rate in 2015 to date is only 48%.

Click here to view a Motion Success Report showing all outcomes of motions for attorney fees since 2008. Using the filters on the left side of the page, you can modify the report to focus on a specific court or judge. You can also print the report in PDF format by clicking the printer icon.

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