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Christine Armellino

Christine Armellino is an associate in Goodwin’s Litigation Department and a member of its Intellectual Property group. She joined the firm in 2019. While attending law school, Ms. Armellino was a judicial intern to the Honorable Jerome B. Simandle, U.S. District Judge for the District of New Jersey (Summer 2015) and the Honorable Michael A. Shipp, U.S. District Judge for the District of New Jersey (Spring 2017).

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Recent Articles by Christine Armellino

Examining Octane Fitness Five Years On

Five years ago today, the Supreme Court issued its decision in Octane Fitness LLC v. ICON Health & Fitness, Inc., empowering district courts to award attorneys’ fees in those patent case that “stand out from others.”  Last year, we crunched the numbers and explored several notable trends that have emerged post-Octane Fitness. For that article, we looked at nearly 420 decisions spanning nearly four years. In the last 14 months, district courts have been asked to declare patent cases exceptional another 165 times. Below, this article revisits the statistics and takes a deeper look at the line between zealous advocacy and litigation misconduct that can serve as the basis of an exceptional case determination.