A California court has been ordered to reconsider a decision denying legal fees to Ottawa-based Sidense, according to the company.
The memory chip developer was sued for patent infringement by California-based Kilopass in 2010. Those claims were rejected last year, when the United States Court of Appeals ruled in favour of Sidense.
Now, the appeals court has ordered the district court for the northern district of California to reconsider a decision denying Sidense legal fees in the case, according to a company press release.
“As a result of the lawsuit, in order to defend ourselves and our customers, Sidense was forced to incur substantial legal fees and expenses, which we expect to recoup from Kilopass,” said Xerxes Wania, the company’s president and CEO in the press release.