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Smart meter patent plaintiff could be on hook for ComEd's costs in defending against lawsuit

Dan Churney Jul. 28, 2016, 3:52pm

A Chicago federal judge has ruled Commonwealth Edison should be reimbursed for its legal bills in fending off an allegedly inept patent infringement lawsuit concerning smart meters, but the judge still faulted the utility giant for its own conduct in the case. 

Fitbit, Fitbug patent tussle steps toward trial after judge nixes Fitbug's summary judgment ask

Scott Holland Sep. 14, 2015, 12:23pm

Fitbit and Fitbug, two leading competing manufacturers of activity-tracking electronic devices, might be headed for trial after a federal judge rejected Fitbug’s request for summary judgment in a pending patent lawsuit. The matter dates to Feb. 20, 2014, when Fitbit sued Fitbug alleging a single count of patent infringement.