The Electronic Frontier Foundation has been involved in plenty of litigation, but until now, it’s always been the one filing suit—seeking to create change in areas like free speech, copyright, or government surveillance.
Now the EFF finds itself on the other side of the “v.” Scott Horstemeyer, an Atlanta attorney and inventor whose patents were the subject of a monthly EFF feature called “Stupid Patent of the Month,” has sued the advocacy group over an April 30 blog post entitled “Eclipse IP Casts A Shadow Over Innovation.” Horstemeyer also named Daniel Nazer, the EFF lawyer who wrote the post, as a defendant.
The EFF revealed the lawsuit in a blog post published yesterday afternoon. “We stand by the opinions expressed, and we will defend the lawsuit vigorously,” EFF general counsel Kurt Opsahl told Ars in a brief interview.
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