No. 2013-1036.

737 F.3d 1320 (2013)

CBT FLINT PARTNERS, LLC, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. RETURN PATH, INC., Defendant-Appellee, and Cisco IronPort Systems, LLC, Defendant-Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit.

December 13, 2013.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Adam M. Conrad , King & Spalding, LLP, of Charlotte, North Carolina, argued for plaintiff-appellant. With him on the brief were Daryl L. Joseffer and Karen F. Grohman , of Washington, DC; and Bruce W. Baber , Natasha H. Moffitt and Russell E. Blythe , of Atlanta, GA.

Matthew C. Gaudet , Duane Morris LLP, of Atlanta, GA, argued for all defendants-appellees. With him on the brief were L. Norwood Jameson and John R. Gibson for defendant-appellee Cisco IronPort Systems, LLC. On the brief was Kenneth L. Bressler , Blank Rome LLP, of New York, New York, for defendant-appellee, Return Path, Inc.

Andrew J. Pincus , Mayer Brown, LLP, of Washington, DC, for amicus curiae The Software Alliance. With him on the brief was Paul W. Hughes.

Opinion concurring in part and dissenting in part filed by Circuit Judge O'MALLEY.

TARANTO, Circuit Judge.

CBT Flint Partners, LLC, sued Return Path, Inc., and Cisco IronPort Systems, LLC, in the Northern District of Georgia for patent infringement. After deciding the merits of the case against CBT, the district court ruled that CBT should have to pay the defendants their "costs," which the clerk taxed at $49,824.60 for Return Path and $268,311.12 for Cisco. In the present appeal by CBT, we hold that the district court erred in its interpretation...

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