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‘Assassin’s Creed’ Maker Wins Attorneys’ Fees in Patent Fight

Sept. 7, 2021, 7:04 PM

Princeton Digital Image Corp. must reimburse Ubisoft Inc. for attorneys’ fees the video game maker spent fighting baseless patent infringement claims, a Delaware federal judge said.

Princeton Digital’s infringement arguments weren’t unreasonable when the case started, U.S. District Judge Leonard Stark said. But the allegations “became baseless” after a court ruling that effectively undercut any reasonable argument Ubisoft infringed, the judge said.

“The Court’s fee award reflects the unnecessary effort Ubisoft had to expend to continue defending claims that became baseless after claim construction,” Stark wrote in a Sept. 3 order, finding the award was appropriate “for purposes of ...