Marshall Feature Recognition, LLC v. Wendy’s Int’l., Inc., No. 14 C 865, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Oct. 24, 2016 (Coleman, J.).

Judge Coleman denied plaintiff Marshall Feature Recognition’s (“MFR”) counsel’s motion to withdraw and awarded defendant Wendy’s attorneys fees in the amount of $148,201 in this patent dispute involving QR codes.

The Court held that MFR’s objections to Wendy’s fees motion were untimely. MFR had multiple opportunities to timely respond to the fees motion, including both written responses and oral arguments, but chose not to do so. MFR and its counsel failed to appear at several scheduled hearings. MFR also failed to engage in the exchanges required by Local Rule 54.3 as part of a fee motion. The Court, therefore, held that Wendy’s requested fees were reasonable and awarded the full $148,201.

The Court also struck MFR’s counsel’s motion to withdraw.