In In re Rembrandt Technologies, LP Patent Litigation, MDL No. 07-md-1848-GMS (D. Del. Aug. 24, 2016), Judge Gregory M. Sleet considered specific fees and costs requested by all other parties adverse to Rembrandt (“AOPs”), having already determined that the case was exceptional.
The Court found the AOPs’ attorney fee rates to be reasonable, noting that “[w]hile local rates typically apply in determining reasonableness, the court finds that as a complex multi-district litigation, ‘national’ rates are appropriate in this case.” Id. at 1 n.2. But the Court found several categories of requested fees and expenses to be unreasonable, and denied the request for experts’ fees and costs, fees related to one party’s bankruptcy, fees for time spend on secretarial or clerical work, and pre-judgment interest. See id. at 2.