In a dispute over attorney's fees in a patent infringement action, the district court's decision not to award attorney's fees is affirmed where: 1) nothing in the record compels a finding of exceptionality or otherwise suggests a need for the district court to provide its reasoning, and thus the lack of detailed analysis by the court does not warrant reversal; and 2) the court did not err in failing to entertain a motion for attorney's fees, and any error that did occur was harmless.
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.
Decided August 12, 2009
Before SCHALL, GAJARSA, and DYK, Circuit Judges.
Opinion by GAJARSA, Circuit Judge.