Patent troll takes on the FTC

Infamous troll MPHJ files a lawsuit against the Federal Trade Commission

In the lore of Dungeons & Dragons monsters, there are many variants of the troll, from the War Troll to the Rock Troll to the Giant Troll. But one thing these beasts have in common is their ability to regenerate from most damage and live to fight another day. It seems that this trait might carry over to a newer species of troll, the patent troll, which is prone to get up off the mat and fight bigger targets every day.

Such is the case with perhaps the most notorious patent troll of all: MPHJ Technologies, which has set its sights on a very different target: the federal government. 

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Rich Steeves

Richard P. Steeves is Senior Editor and Community Manager of InsideCounsel magazine, where he covers the intellectual property and compliance beats. Rich earned a B.A....

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