The court granted defendant's motion for summary judgment that plaintiff was barred from asserting infringement of the patent-in-suit due to unclean hands because "[Plaintiff] did not own any rights in the [asserted] patent until . . . a few weeks before filing suit . . . [yet] despite not having been assigned any rights in the patent, [plaintiff] began writing letters [several years earlier] to several companies claiming those companies had infringed [plaintiff's] patent and threatening litigation . . .[and] [plaintiff] filed with the PTO fraudulent, back-dated assignments . . ."
Intamin Ltd v. Magnetar Technologies Corp et al., 8-04-cv-00511
(CACD May 22, 2009, Order) (Feess, J.)