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Submission + - Patent Markings Lawsuits: $1 Trillion and Counting (bnet.com) 1

bizwriter writes: The latest legal bugaboo facing manufacturers is the false patent marking suit. Using what has been until recently an obscure type of legal action, individuals and enterprising law firms have targeted large manufacturers with lawsuits that can easily run million of dollars — in a case involving a drink cup manufacturer, over $10 trillion — for incorrectly including patent numbers on products.Some companies named in such suits are 3M, Cisco, Pfizer, Monster Cable, and Merck. Even expired patent numbers can cause a problem.
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Patent Markings Lawsuits: $1 Trillion and Counting

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