It may, however, call a company that sued it for patent infringement "a company that doesn't make anything."
Honolulu-based GPNE Corp. has sued Apple AAPL for infringing some of the two dozen paging, packet radio and network patents it owns. The case has come before Lucy Koh, a U.S. district judge who knows the ways of Apple’s lawyers, having supervised three Apple v. Samsung jury trials.
In the course of the trial, the jury is not to hear Apple use the phrases
— patent troll
— bounty hunter
— paper patent
— stick up
— playing the lawsuit lottery
— corporate shell game or
— a corporate shell
Apple may, however, refer to GPNE as a
— non-practicing entity
— licensing entity
— patent assertion entity
— company that doesn’t make anything or
— company that doesn’t sell anything