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Facebook Entitled to Costs After Winning Patent Case Dismissal

Oct. 9, 2019, 3:19 PM

Facebook Inc. was entitled to costs after it “rebuffed” a patent infringement case by convincing the Patent Trial and Appeal Board to invalidate patent claims relating to advertising software, the Federal Circuit ruled.

Facebook was the “prevailing party” in the infringement case even though the case was dismissed for mootness based on the PTAB’s decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit said Oct. 9.

B.E. Technology LLC sued Facebook and other major tech companies in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee for infringing U.S. Patent No. 6,628,314, covering targeted advertising software. The PTAB...

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