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Intellectual Property – Copyright Infringement & Trade Secret Misappropriation – Civil Practice – Post-Trial Motions – Costs & Attorneys’ Fees – Breach of Contract – Prejudgment Interest – Injunction – Asset Discovery (access required)

Silicon Knights, Inc. v. Epic Games, Inc. Although 17 U.S.C. § 505 permits the recovery of “full costs” in a copyright infringement case, the statute does not override the $40 per diem expert witness allowance of 28 U.S.C. 1821. The successful defendant is limited to a $680 award for its $1,088,337.29 expert witness expenses.

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