No, it’s not the minor win of fighting back a patent troll. It’s an overarching victory that could force patent trolls to have “skin in the game” if they lose, discouraging frivolous attempts.
It looks as if “patent trolls” are going to lose a big one.
The Supreme Court announced this month that it would hear two appeals of decisions by the federal appeals court that oversees all patent cases. In each case, the company that was sued for patent infringement won on the merits but did not prevail in having its legal fees paid by the losing party.