Vermont sues patent troll for violating state laws

MPHJ Technology Investments sent letters to businesses accusing them of infringement and asking for licensing fees

Patent trolls have a new enemy—the State of Vermont. On Wednesday, the state sued MPHJ Technology Investments, a non-practicing entity or patent troll, accusing it of violating state laws by threatening infringement lawsuits to small businesses that did not pay licensing fees.

Patent trolls are a known nuisance in the legal world—businesses that hold patents but don’t produce products, and rely on patent infringement lawsuits and licensing fees for their income.

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