AG Order Against Firm For 'Patent Trolls' Ruled Illegal

Law360, New York (October 1, 2013, 9:11 PM EDT) -- A Nebraska federal judge ruled Monday that the state attorney general could not halt Farney Daniels PC from taking patent enforcement actions against alleged infringers in Nebraska, ruling a cease-and-desist order from the AG violated the rights of a flat-panel display manufacturer looking to hire the firm.

Attorney General Jon Bruning in July barred Farney Daniels from sending out letters to Nebraska business owners accusing them of infringing patents, as the state conducted a probe into whether the letters had been sent on behalf of so-called...
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