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H Amdt 521 - Authorizes Judicial Discretion in Awarding Legal Fees in Patent Lawsuits - Key Vote

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Rob Andrews voted Yea (Amendment Vote) on this Amendment.

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Amendment - Amendment Rejected (House) (199-213) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorizes Judicial Discretion in Awarding Legal Fees in Patent Lawsuits

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt an amendment to HR 3309 that authorizes a judge to reduce or deny the award of the expenses and fees incurred by a prevailing party in a civil action regarding patents if the prevailing party engaged in conduct during the trial that "unduly and unreasonably" prolonged the final resolution of the civil action.

Amendment - Introduced (House) -

Title: Authorizes Judicial Discretion in Awarding Legal Fees in Patent Lawsuits

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  • Melvin Luther 'Mel' Watt (NC - D) (Out Of Office)
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