Judge Koh Bars Apple From Calling Rival 'Patent Troll' At Trial

Law360, Los Angeles (June 26, 2014, 10:14 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge has ruled that Apple Inc. may not refer to GPNE Corp. as a "patent troll," "pirate" or "bounty hunter" when it heads to an infringement trial in October against the patent-assertion entity over three GPNE patents covering data transmission.

In a Tuesday pretrial order addressing the parties' motions in limine, U.S. District Judge Lucy H. Koh also blocked Apple Inc. from calling GPNE a “bounty hunter,” “bandit,” “paper patent,” “stick up,” “shakedown,” “playing the lawsuit lottery,” “corporate shell game” or “a corporate...
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