NPE’s Cut-and-Paste Brief Draws Sanctions . . . and Another Alice Invalidation
Northern District of Texas Chief Judge Barbara M.G. Lynn just slapped MagnaCross LLC and its litigation counsel with $5K in sanctions for “filing a brief that contained sections copied and pasted from a brief in another case, which referenced different and irrelevant claims” of the sole patent-in-suit. The court did so while invalidating under Alice the only claim from the patent actually asserted in the case, which has hit more than 100 defendants since October 2014. The defendant, OKI Electric Industry (OKI Data), has filed a quick motion for attorney fees, adding this campaign to list of those under the IP Edge LLC umbrella to face an Alice-Octane one-two punch.