Attorney General Jon Bruning today released the following statement regarding the order issued by federal judge Joseph Battaillon affirming Activision’s right to be represented by Texas law firm Farney Daniels in connection with licensing and litigation of U.S. patents owned by Activision with respect to companies in Nebraska.
“Nothing in the judge’s order stops our ongoing investigation into patent trolls and law firms that represent them, specifically Farney Daniels,” said Attorney General Jon Bruning. “Yesterday’s procedural order addressed a relationship between Farney Daniels and their client Activision. This is a limited issue that has no bearing on our patent troll investigation going forward. We will continue to work with other states to investigate the baseless harassment perpetrated by patent trolls.”
Judge Battaillon’s order noted the investigation is continuing and, “If, however, at some point during the investigation evidence supports a claim of bad faith, the Attorney General is free to revisit this preliminary injunction with the court.”