946 F.Supp.2d 429 (D.Md. 2013), Civ. PJM 10-833, IA Labs CA, LLC v. Nintendo Co., Ltd.

Docket Nº:Civil PJM 10-833
Citation:946 F.Supp.2d 429
Opinion Judge:PETER J. MESSITTE, UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE.
Party Name:IA LABS CA, LLC, Plaintiff, v. NINTENDO CO, LTD., et al., Defendants
Attorney:Civil No. PJM 10-833 For IA Labs CA, LLC, Plaintiff, Counter Defendant: Robert Scott Brennen, LEAD ATTORNEY, Miles and Stockbridge PC, Baltimore, MD; Adam G Price, PRO HAC VICE, Andrew G DiNovo, PRO HAC VICE, Jay David Ellwanger, PRO HAC VICE, Raymond W Mort, III, PRO HAC VICE, Stefanie T Scott, ...
Court:United States District Courts, 4th Circuit, District of Maryland

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946 F.Supp.2d 429 (D.Md. 2013)

IA LABS CA, LLC, Plaintiff,

v.

NINTENDO CO, LTD., et al., Defendants

Civil No. PJM 10-833

United States District Court, D. Maryland

April 23, 2013

Decided April 19, 2013

For IA Labs CA, LLC, Plaintiff, Counter Defendant: Robert Scott Brennen, LEAD ATTORNEY, Miles and Stockbridge PC, Baltimore, MD; Adam G Price, PRO HAC VICE, Andrew G DiNovo, PRO HAC VICE, Jay David Ellwanger, PRO HAC VICE, Raymond W Mort, III, PRO HAC VICE, Stefanie T Scott, PRO HAC VICE, William M Parrish, PRO HAC VICE, DiNovo Price Ellwanger and Hardy LLP, Austin, TX; Katherine B Hill, Miles and Stockbridge PC, Baltimore, MD.

For Nintendo Co., Ltd., Nintendo of America, Inc., Defendants: Marie Celeste Bruce, LEAD ATTORNEY, Rifkin Livingston Levitan and Silver LLC, Bethesda, MD; Terrance Jay Wikberg, LEAD ATTORNEY, Perkins Coie LLP, Washington, DC; C Mark Kittredge, PRO HAC VICE, Perkins Coie LLP, Phoenix, AZ; Jerry A Riedinger, PRO HAC VICE, Jessica Lynn Rossman, PRO HAC VICE, Stevan R Stark, PRO HAC VICE, Tyler C Peterson, PRO HAC VICE, Perkins Coie LLP, Seattle, WA; Joseph A Rhoa, Nixon and Vanderhye PC, Arlington, VA.

For Edell Shapiro and Finnan, LLC, Movant: Robert N Levin, Law Offices of Robert N Levin PC, Gaithersburg, MD.

For Nintendo of America, Inc., Nintendo Co., Ltd., Counter Claimants: Terrance Jay Wikberg, LEAD ATTORNEY, Perkins Coie LLP, Washington, DC; C Mark Kittredge, PRO HAC VICE, Perkins Coie LLP, Phoenix, AZ; Jerry A Riedinger, PRO HAC VICE, Jessica Lynn Rossman, PRO HAC VICE, Stevan R Stark, PRO HAC VICE, Perkins Coie LLP, Seattle, WA; Joseph A Rhoa, Nixon and Vanderhye PC, Arlington, VA; Marie Celeste Bruce, Rifkin Livingston Levitan and Silver LLC, Bethesda, MD.

OPINION

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MEMORANDUM OPINION

PETER J. MESSITTE, UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE.

The background of this patent infringement case has been laid out in two prior opinions. See IA Labs CA, LLC v. Nintendo Co., Ltd., 863 F.Supp.2d 430 (D. Md. 2012); IA Labs CA, LLC v. Nintendo Co., Ltd., 2012 WL 1565296 (D. Md. May 1, 2012). IA Labs CA, LLC (" IA Labs" ) sued Nintendo Co., Ltd. and Nintendo of America, Inc. (collectively, " Nintendo" ) for infringement of two patents. The Court granted Nintendo's motion for summary judgment, finding that there was no infringement as a matter of law. IA Labs, 863 F.Supp.2d at 433. Nintendo then moved for attorneys' fees on the ground that IA Labs had brought one of its two infringement claims in bad faith and without a reasonable basis. IA Labs, 2012 WL 1565296, at *2. The Court agreed and entered judgment against IA Labs in the amount of $218,159.25 in attorneys' fees and $17,924.82 in...

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