Patent Troll Calls Vt. AG's Suit A Sham, Seeks Sanctions

Law360, New York (February 10, 2014, 5:51 PM EST) -- The so-called patent troll accused by Vermont's attorney general of violating the state's consumer protection law by sending licensing demand letters asked a court Friday to impose sanctions on the state, calling its suit "a textbook case of sham litigation."

MPHJ Technology Investments LLC, which Attorney General Bill Sorrell alleged in a suit filed in May has engaged in deceptive practices by accusing small Vermont businesses of infringing its document scanning patents, said a recent ruling by the Vermont Supreme Court shows that Sorrell's suit is frivolous and cannot succeed.

In a Dec. 13 decision called Foti Fuels v. Kurrle Corp.,...

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