Following the dismissal with prejudice of a patent infringement claim brought by Realtime Adaptive Streaming against Sling TV, Dish Network and others, a federal judge in Colorado found that the case was “exceptional” and that the defendant companies were entitled to an award of attorney fees.

The patent infringement case, originally filed on Aug. 31, 2017, was stayed on Feb. 26, 2019, pending the resolution of matters before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. When the case was reopened on Jan. 15, 2021, the defendants moved for summary judgment and argued that the subject patent was invalid.