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The Metso defendant claimed that it suffered evidentiary prejudice resulting from the destruction of the patent prosecution files and other records.

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An August Law Technology News article, Federal Circuit Affirms $500K Sanction for Litigation Misconduct, discussed the Eon-Net decision in which misconduct, such as destroying patent prosecution files, resulted in an attorneys fee award. A recent decision from the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, Metso Minerals, Inc. v. Powerscreen International Dist., Ltd, No. 06–cv–1446 (ED NY Dec. 8, 2011), addresses another unique patent law remedy for patent prosecution file destruction which could significantly limit patent infringement damages.

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