After a year of threats, first suit is filed over hated “scanner patents”

22 11 2013
The notorious batch of “scan-to-e-mail” patents owned by MPHJ Technology has made its first appearance in court.MPHJ became known earlier this year for sending out at least hundreds—and possibly thousands—of letters to small and medium-sized businesses. The letters state that the businesses infringe a slew of patents, which MPHJ lawyers say cover just about any scanner that’s set up with scan-to-e-mail capabilities. If the businesses don’t pay $1,000 per worker, they’ll be sued.

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