Patent company has big case, no office

John O'Brien Aug. 31, 2011, 7:23am

The directory in Ogma's building

LONGVIEW (Legal Newsline) – By some accounts, freshly formed Ogma LLC is a legitimate company in the business of making legitimate patent infringement claims. What the company appears to lack, however, is a legitimate office.

The company formed in January and, in the months thereafter, filed claims against more than 30 companies it says are using technology protected by two patents it has purchased. Like many companies, it chose the federal court in Texas' eastern district to do so.

The company lists an office building in Longview – a 26-mile trip to the federal courthouse in Marshall – as its place of business on court documents. A news release from the U.S. International Trade Commission also says the company is based in Longview.

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