SSJR Client Monsieur Touton Selection, Ltd. Awarded Attorneys’ Fees as Patent Infringement Lawsuit Dismissed With Prejudice
On April 4, 2013, the District Court for the Southern District of New York dismissed, with prejudice, a patent infringement lawsuit that had been brought against SSJR’s client Monsieur Touton Selection, Ltd. (“Touton”). Touton was sued by Lamina Packing Innovations, LLC, for infringement of two patents related to laminated cartons (U.S. Pat. Nos. 6,207,242 and 6,780,480). From the beginning of the case, SSJR worked to make clear that Touton was not an appropriate target for the suit. As a result, Lamina moved to dismiss its own case with prejudice. In conjunction with this early dismissal, the court stated that it will award Touton the attorneys’ fees it incurred during claim construction briefing and invited Touton to seek the remainder of its attorneys’ fees associated with the case.