Archives for April 2014

Headed back to State Court! MPHJ Loses Remand Motion.

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More details to come, but below is the opinion of Judge Session granting the State’s request to remand the MPHJ litigation back to VT State Court.  I predicted this result here.

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AG Sorrell Addresses Congress Regarding Patent Trolls

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Bill Sorrell, Attorney General for the State of Vermont addressed The U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Energy and Commerce regarding patent trolls, and specifically, as I’ve commented on before, the need for States to be allowed to intervene on behalf of troll targets.  If any federal legislation should be passed on this issue, its the concept that States shouldn’t be preempted under the patent laws from asserting claims of unfair competition.

You can read the full press release below (note the links in the release are inactive):Sorrells tesitmony re Patent Trolls 4-8-14_Page_1 - Copy Sorrells tesitmony re Patent Trolls 4-8-14_Page_2 - Copy