Hasbro, Pennzoil, Others Hit With False Marking Suits

Law360, New York (September 21, 2010, 1:38 PM EDT) -- Automotive company Pennzoil-Quaker State Co. and toy maker Hasbro Inc. are among dozens of firms targeted in 16 separate false patent marking suits filed by Patent Group LLC, the latest crop of complaints lodged by the company.

Pennzoil used patents that expired in October to mark its Auto Expressions magic shade devices, according to a complaint lodged Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.

Pennzoil marked the items with the intent to deceive others and deter competition, as well as discourage...
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