MPHJ Technology, the “patent troll” organization run by Texas lawyer Mac Rust, has cut a deal with the New York attorney general.
The deal, announced the day after Rust filed an audacious lawsuit against the Federal Trade Commission, will require Rust to limit the language he uses in his letters.

The letters explain his position that any modern networked office that can scan documents to e-mail owes him $1,000 or more per employee.
The NY AG, Eric Schneiderman, has denounced MPHJ’s tactics as “abusive,” and the new settlement requires paybacks to any New York business who paid for a license. It will also, notably, allow MPHJ to continue sending licensing letters to New York businesses.

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