Law360, New York (April 13, 2017, 6:03 PM EDT) -- Adobe Systems Inc. asked the Federal Circuit on Wednesday to force a Texas-based nonpracticing entity to pay the software maker’s attorneys' fees, saying the nearly three-year patent infringement battle was nothing more than a meritless suit designed to extract a settlement.

Blue Spike LLC had accused Adobe of infringing every single claim across four media pirating identification patents, in a “kitchen sink approach” to extracting “nuisance value settlements,” according to Adobe's opening appellate brief. A California federal court dismissed Blue Spike’s case, but Adobe reasoned Wednesday...

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