We use cookies on this site to enable your digital experience. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our cookie policy. close

Patent Troll's Suit Against FTC Doomed To Fail

Law360, New York (January 17, 2014, 8:41 PM EST) -- A so-called patent troll's suit claiming the Federal Trade Commission violated its constitutional right to assert its patents faces long odds, attorneys say, since the FTC appears to have strong evidence that the company's enforcement efforts were misleading.

In a suit filed Jan. 13, MPHJ Technology Investments LLC claims the FTC's threat to sue the company — for making false statements while licensing its scanner patents — runs afoul of MPHJ's First Amendment right to petition the government, which covers the enforcement of federally issued patents.

However, the FTC's draft complaint, which states that MPHJ sent licensing demand letters to more...

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



Case Information

Case Title

Subscribers Only

Case Number

Subscribers Only


Texas Western

Nature of Suit



Subscribers Only

Date Filed

January 12, 2014

Law Firms

Government Agencies