35 U.S.C. 285: Attorney fees Taken from the Ninth Edition of the MPEP, Revision 08.2017, Last Revised in January 2018 35 U.S.C. Section Index | Key Word Index PART III - PATENTS AND PROTECTION OF PATENT RIGHTS CHAPTER 29 REMEDIES FOR INFRINGEMENT OF PATENT, AND OTHER ACTIONS Current AIA Redline Previous: §284 | Next: §286 35 U.S.C. 285 Attorney fees. The court in exceptional cases may award reasonable attorney fees to the prevailing party.