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MPHJ brings free speech challenge to Vermont deceptive letters law

Peter Leung, Washington DC

MPHJ, the non-practicing entity that owns the so-called “scan to email” patent, argued in Federal Court yesterday that Vermont consumer protection laws violate its free speech rights

MPHJ has been sending demand letters by the thousands, many to small businesses, alleging infringement of a patent that purports to cover scanners with push-button-to-email functions. Its behaviour has drawn scrutiny from various government entities, including the FTC as well...

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