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Anyone can sue over old patents

...the government moved to intervene on Mr. Stauffer's behalf and said the New York judge's analysis is flawed. Neil Friedman, the lawyer who represented Brooks Brothers, likened Mr. Stauffer and Mr. Pequignot to "bounty hunters" trying...
'Blue's Clues' is a big hit in nation's toy stores

...We are seeing Sing-Along Blue sell at six times what Tickle Me Elmo did when it was launched in 1996," said Neil Friedman, president of Tyco Preschool, a division of Mattel which oversees the Fisher Price line. "Every retailer that we've...
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Getting tickled

...version, Elmo's squeaky laugh and body movements grow more pronounced with three successive tickles. Mattel president Neil Friedman had been president of Tyco Toys, now a unit of Mattel, when it launched the original Tickle Me Elmo, which had parents...
Toys R Us tries to revamp business

...people going into the huge discounters than ever before because they are selling a broader collection of toys," said Neil Friedman, president of Tyco Preschool, a division of Mattel. "Our sales to Wal-Mart have quadrupled from five years ago...
Elmo frenzy drops, but shoppers still search for $28 toy

...for such a small amount. I decided to give it to my 2-year-old twins instead," he said. Such stories please Neil Friedman, president of Tyco Preschool, the New York City-based manufacturer of Elmo toys. He was disappointed by some of...
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