Court Restores Civility To Civil Litigation – Infringer cannot call the plaintiff a “troll.”

With the growing animosity and tension between rights holders and creators and those who are accused of infringing rights (or sometimes accused of outright theft) a Judge has drawn a line and ordered that a rights holder seeking to enforce their rights cannot be called a “troll” in court.

Calling the term “disparaging” and “irrelevant” the Judge has limited petty name calling by defendants and instead demanded they focus the case on what is important: infringement and liability.

The opinion may be read here: IP Ventures v. Symantec

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