She called "irrelevant" a per curiam judgment by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit last month to deny Hydrapak's motion for sanctions on appeal: "Source's decision to seek reconsideration of the court's decision on the sanctions motion caused this court to waste even more time, and Hydrapak to waste even more money, than had already been wasted in supervising and defending against this lawsuit."
Hydrapak's lawyer, Eric Walters, a San Francisco partner at Seattle's Davis Wright Tremaine, said, "We're pleased that the sanctions order allowed our client to recover the lion's share of their fees."
He added, "This case never should have been brought and Judge McMahon tried to make that right in her sanctions order."
Shuman, in an emailed response, stated, "We intend to appeal the court's ruling."
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