New York cracks down on patent trolls

Patent troll MPHJ will repay all New York licensees in settlement with state

New York State’s Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is sending out a verbal warning to companies across the state as a recent settlement with notorious patent troll MPHJ Technology Licensing is requiring the company to repay all money received from organizations in New York.

MPHJ has contacted hundreds of small and medium-sized businesses in New York over “likely infringement” of patents related to document scanning technology, according to a statement from the office of the Attorney General. The deceptive letters implied that MPHJ had analyzed the target company’s scanning system and found it to be infringing its patents when, in fact, MPHJ merely sent form letters to companies of a certain size and industry classification.

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Amanda Ciccatelli

Amanda G. Ciccatelli is a Contributing Writer for InsideCounsel, where she covers the patent litigation space. Amanda earned a B.A. in Communications and Journalism from...

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