Whistleblower Accuses Federal-Mogul Of Patent Fraud

Law360, New York (February 16, 2010, 4:18 PM EST) -- An engineer has filed a qui tam suit alleging that automotive technology supplier Federal-Mogul Corp. sells a variety of products marked with patent numbers that do not cover the items.

Harold Josephs filed a complaint against the manufacturer Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, alleging that the company falsely marks its products as covered by patents that do not apply, citing a line of windshield wiper blades as exemplary of the the practice.

The complaint alleges that Federal-Mogul is a...
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