Brooks Bros. Blames Supplier For False Marking

Law360, New York (August 3, 2010, 6:27 PM EDT) -- Brooks Brothers Inc. told a federal appeals court Tuesday that a patent attorney lacked standing to sue it for falsely marking adjustable bow ties with expired patents because a supplier was responsible, though the plaintiff argued that the retailer retained liability nonetheless.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit held a 40-minute hearing on an appeal lodged by plaintiff Raymond E. Stauffer after Judge Sidney H. Stein of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York tossed the qui tam case...
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