NovelPoint Bolsters Toy Patent Suit Against LeapFrog

Law360, New York (July 22, 2010, 1:24 PM EDT) -- Educational toymaker NovelPoint Learning LLC has beefed up its contributory infringement claims against rival LeapFrog Enterprises Inc. over a patent for talking novelty devices, in hopes of withstanding recently heightened pleading standards.

LeapFrog and fellow defendants VTech Holdings Ltd. and Small World Toys Enterprises LLC contributed to infringement by retailers and end-use customers by making and selling components that have no substantial noninfringement use, according to a second amended complaint lodged Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.

The defendants also...
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