3M, Funai, Others Hit With False Marking Suits

Law360, New York (December 1, 2010, 2:52 PM EST) -- 3M Co., Texas Instruments Inc., Funai Corp. Inc. and Uniden America Corp. have been hit with lawsuits alleging they marked products ranging from DVD recorders to thermometers with expired patents.

The companies are Kilts Resources LLC's latest targets in false marking litigation, with a round of complaints filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.

The suits claim that the companies are “large, sophisticated” entities that should have known better than to mark the products at issue with expired patents, a...
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Case Title

Kilts Resources, LLC v. 3M Company


Case Number

2:10-cv-00515

Court

Texas Eastern

Nature of Suit

Patent

Judge

T. John Ward

Date Filed

November 30, 2010

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