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Top U.S. patent troll sues the government for interfering with its business

The notorious troll MPHJ Technology claims FTC actions violate its constitutional rights

One of the most well-known patent trolls in the United States and some would say the most innovative MPHJ Technology has recently filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, claiming that the agency’s interference with its business are in violation of its constitutional rights.

MPHJ is demanding royalties of $1,000 from each employee from companies that own networked scanners with a scan to email function. The company sent letters to 16,000 businesses, warning them that their use of scanners is in violation of its patents. Those are in addition to the thousands of letters sent by the previous owner of the patents.

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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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