NY AG To Bar 'Patent Troll's' Deceptive Practices

Law360, Los Angeles (January 13, 2014, 9:25 PM EST) -- The New York attorney general has reached an agreement with a so-called patent troll MPHJ Technology Investments LLC, keeping the company from using “deceptive tactics” to get businesses in the state to buy patent licenses, according to the prosecutor’s office.

Officials in Nebraska, Vermont and Minnesota have already mounted investigations of MPHJ, alleging that the demand letters it sends to small businesses and nonprofits include baseless or misleading infringement allegations that may violate state consumer protection laws.

The deal, slated to be fully announced Tuesday, between New...
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