Patent Reform Claims 1st False Marking Suit Victims

Law360, New York (September 21, 2011, 1:30 PM EDT) -- The patent reform law's tight restrictions on false marking litigation prompted a Texas federal judge this week to throw out several pending suits without waiting for the defendants to even file motions to dismiss.

On Monday and Tuesday, U.S. District Judge T. John Ward of the Eastern District of Texas tossed suits against radio maker Uniden Corp. and other defendants by prolific false marking plaintiffs including Kilts Resources LLC.

"The court has reviewed plaintiff’s complaint in light of the new amendments to the law," Judge Ward...
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