Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning is facing a Federal Court challenge to his office’s cease-and-desist order barring Farney Daniels, a firm he identified as notorious for representing “patent trolls”, from brining a patent suit against a Nebraska based defendant. The primary issue is what, if any, roll or authority the Attorney General’s Office has in regulating patent infringement actions, including the types of suits that can be brought and/or the law firms that can bring them. It appears that the Attorney General is not backing down, and I am sure that his counterparts in numerous other states are paying close attention, especially as suits by “Patent Trolls” contiue to grow in both number and disfavor. For more read here.
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