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This particular case is explicitly non-precedential as is indicated on the top of the first page. The decision was made under Rule 36 of the Rules of Practice of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit which allows the Court to enter a judgment without an opinion. The case might be precedential in the business logic sense in that potential trolls will have to alter their calculus to take into account that companies will no longer roll over and pay token amounts simply to exit litigation. Also complicating their calculus is an earlier decision from the Supreme Court (Octane Fitness, LLC v. Icon Health & Fitness) which effectively made it substantially easier for a prevailing party to recoup their legal fees in patent related matters.



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