Fraud Claims Against NTP Co-Founder Won't Go Away

Law360, New York (August 23, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Five months after Blackberry maker Research In Motion Ltd.’s stunning $612 million patent infringement settlement, allegations remain that the victor in the high-profile case, patent-holding company NTP Inc., was founded on an illegal scheme to control the technology.

Fraud allegations were leveled against patent attorney and NTP cofounder Donald E. Stout in December 2004 and dismissed only six months later. But the case was appealed and the plaintiffs, who allege another company is the rightful owner of the patents, are eagerly eyeing a share of the...
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