If you have received a demand letter from Steven G. Hill, here are some things you may want to consider.
- Consult an attorney. We are working with a team of exceptional patent consultants and attorneys. Contact us and we’ll either provide you with their names or forward your name to them per your request.
- Know your enemy. Our site is here to collect and make public as much information about Project Paperless LLC and its tactics as possible. Check frequently for updates.
- Join a coalition of companies that are pooling resources to stop Project Paperless. Contact us for more information. WE KEEP ALL CORRESPONDENCE CONFIDENTIAL.
- Check out: “Best Practices for Defending Against Patent Trolls” and “Turn the Tables on Patent Trolls” by Colleen Chien
Some other things you may want to consider:
- Contact your scanner manufacturer. Contrary to what the complaint says, we believe that the scanner companies do have liability in this case. We will shortly post contact information for Brother, Canon, Xerox, Fujitsu, Panasonic, Konica-Minolta, HP and others. If enough customers complain they may take notice. Rumor has it that Steven G. Hill went to the copier manufacturer’s association first with his patent licensing scheme but was rebuked.
- If you believe Mr. Hill’s conduct is unethical you may file a grievance with the GA Bar association. There are rules against attorneys having financial interests in their clients cases as well as using the threat of lawsuits and meritless complaints as a harassment techniques to extort money. See rule 1.8 CONFLICT OF INTEREST and rule Rule 3.1 MERITORIOUS CLAIMS AND CONTENTIONS. For information about filing a grievance, contact Paula Frederick with the Georgia Bar Association, (404) 527-8720, firstname.lastname@example.org.