The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit reined in the award of attorney fees and costs which Quantum System Ingtegrators, Inc.'s received in its copyright suit against Sprint Nextel Corporation in the Eastern District of Virginia. The copyright infringement lawsuit involved network monitoring software and concluded with Quantum collecting actual damages, attorneys' fees and costs based on Sprint's copyright infringement. Despite Quantum's award, the Fourth Circuit noted in its ruling on July 7, 2009, that Quantum's success was only "minimal" in this lawsuit, which did not justify an award of fees and costs more than five times the actual damages in the case.
Quantum Doesn't Get To "Sprint" Away With Its Attorneys' Fees
July 10, 2009 - 12:30am