In affirming the district court’s award of attorneys’ fees, the Federal Circuit agreed with the district court that the patent holder’s failure to “produce admissible evidence of infringement” rendered the case exceptional, historically a very high bar for prevailing defendants to meet. However, in reaching this decision, the Federal Circuit relied upon two recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions, Octane Fitness, LLC v. ICON Health & Fitness, Inc. and Highmark, Inc. v. Allcare Health Mgmt. Sys., Inc., both of which significantly relaxed the standard for what is deemed an “exceptional case” under § 285.