Neb. AG Can't Put Brakes On 'Patent Troll,' Judge Says

Law360, New York (January 15, 2014, 8:18 PM EST) -- A federal judge ruled Tuesday that Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning cannot prevent the law firm Farney Daniels PC from representing a company Bruning has branded a patent troll during an investigation into the company's operations.

U.S. District Judge Joseph F. Bataillon granted MPHJ Technology Investments LLC a preliminary injunction that prevents Bruning from enforcing a cease-and-desist order issued in July.

The letter barred Farney Daniels from sending licensing demand letters to Nebraska businesses on behalf of MPHJ, while Bruning investigates whether the letters included false statements that violated state consumer protection laws.

The judge ruled that MPHJ, which argues that...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!


Attached Documents

Related Sections

Case Information

Case Title

Subscribers Only

Case Number

Subscribers Only


Subscribers Only

Nature of Suit

Subscribers Only


Subscribers Only

Date Filed

Subscribers Only

Law Firms

Government Agencies

Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!