From Patent Dispute To Murder-For-Hire

from the shoulda-stuck-with-the-patent-stuff... dept

If you haven’t been following the story of the former CEO of Aptix, you might just be able to wait for the made-for-TV movie that’s destined to be made sometime soon. The short story is that Aptix got into a patent dispute with another company. In trying to fight it, Aptix’s CEO Amr Mohsen was charged with perjury and obstruction of justice. In order to fight that, he allegedly tried to hire someone to kill the judge in the case. The latest, is that in order to fight that charge, he’s claiming he’s mentally unable to stand trial. However, the judge is having none of that, telling Mohsen that it appears he’s faking mental illness to get out of the trial. The lesson? Obviously, patent disputes are “gateway crimes” to much much worse crimes. No wonder the FBI wants to crack down.

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