'Patent Troll' Wants Vt. AG's Suit In Federal Court

Law360, New York (June 11, 2013, 4:25 PM EDT) -- The so-called patent troll sued in state court by Vermont's attorney general over alleged violations of the state's consumer protection laws asked to have the case removed to federal court Friday, arguing that it hinges on patent law issues that only federal courts can decide.

Attorney General Bill Sorrell filed suit against MPHJ Technology Investments LLC on May 8, alleging that its campaign of sending letters to small businesses demanding payment for alleged infringement of MPHJ's document scanning patents is an "unfair and deceptive practice." ...
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