John Welch reports:

In Central Mfg. Co.. V. Medtronic Sofamor Danek, Inc., Opp. No. 91154585, the Board entered sanctions against Opposer in view of its determination that “Opposer’s Rule 11 motion lacked merit, and in view of other motions brought by opposer in this consolidated case that have been determined to be without merit, constitute harassment, and can only be assumed to have been brought for purposes of delay.”

A footnote refers to “other cases involving the conduct of Mr. Stoller, Central Mfg. and other related entities,” and provides a number of citations.

The order can be found at the TTABVUE website (paper no. 20, 2/19/04).