Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Copyright Law - Ninth Circuit - Can A Successful and Zealous Defendant Get Attorneys Fees?

Attorneys Fees Awarded for Successful Copyright Defense

Basevi v. The Acorn Co., 466 Fed.Appx 641 (9th Cir. Jan. 19, 2012)(unpublished).  Acorn succeed in defending itself against a meritless copyright infringement litigation, winning motions to dismiss and motions for summary judgment.  Plaintiff pointed to Acorn’s overzealousness and refusal to settle, the Court rejected the objections, affirming the lower court’s award of attorneys fees to Acorn.
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