Nos. 04-1114, 04-1125.

394 F.3d 1348 (2005)

BRUNO INDEPENDENT LIVING AIDS, INC., Plaintiff-Appellant, v. ACORN MOBILITY SERVICES, LTD., and Acorn Stairlifts, Inc., Defendants-Cross Appellants.

United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit.

DECIDED: January 11, 2005.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Jeffrey A. McIntyre, Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C., of Madison, Wisconsin, argued for plaintiff-appellant. With him on the brief were Thomas M. Pyper and Cynthia L. Buchko. Also on the brief was C. Thomas Sylke, Sylke Law Offices LLC, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Michael E. Florey, Fish & Richardson P.C., P.A., of Minneapolis, Minnesota, argued for defendants-cross appellants. With him on the brief were Chad A. Hanson, William R. Woodford, John A. Dragseth and Deanna J. Reichel.

Before LOURIE, GAJARSA, and LINN, Circuit Judges.


LOURIE, Circuit Judge.

Bruno Independent Living Aids, Inc. ("Bruno") appeals from the decision of the United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin awarding attorney fees to Acorn Mobility Services, Ltd. and Acorn Stairlifts, Inc. (collectively "Acorn") pursuant to 35 U.S.C. § 285 for an "exceptional case," predicated on a determination that Bruno engaged in inequitable conduct while prosecuting United States Patent 5,230...

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