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Vizio, Sharp Win Over $4 Million in Patent Suit Attorney’s Fees

April 28, 2022, 9:24 PM

Wi-Lan Inc. owes Sharp Electronics Corp. and Vizio Inc. a combined $4.17 million in attorney’s fees, after a Delaware federal judge found Wi-Lan pursued a patent infringement allegation long after it became clear it couldn’t win.

Judge Leonard Stark in the District of Delaware declared the case exceptional earlier this year, finding it stood “out from the many, many other patent cases” he’s handled. The ruling allowed Vizio and Sharp to recoup certain attorney’s fees.

Stark on Thursday ordered Wi-Lan pay Sharp $3.14 million. Vizio is owed $1.03 million.

Wi-Lan, a patent licensing company affiliated with Quarterhill Inc., alleged Sharp ...