Patent Assertion Entity MPHJ Loses its Suit to Stop FTC Investigation
DC Client Alert
By Richard J. Oparil and Kevin M. Bell
A well-known "patent assertion entity" (PAE), MPHJ Technology Investment LLC, lost its declaratory judgment suit against the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and its Commissioners based on alleged "threats to bring action against MPHJ." The company claimed the FTC's "unlawful interference and threats" against MPHJ and its counsel directed at stopping or impeding the lawful, proper, and constitutionally protected efforts by MPHJ to identify and seek redress for infringement of its US patents."