SC Johnson, Energizer Accused Of False Patent Marking

Law360, New York (February 22, 2010, 6:11 PM EST) -- S.C. Johnson & Son Inc. and Energizer Holdings Inc. have been slapped with a qui tam lawsuit accusing the companies of knowingly marking products with patent numbers that have expired or otherwise do not cover the marked products.

Plaintiff Arthur Lee Yarbough, claiming to act in the public interest to enforce the policy underlying the false marking statute, sued the companies Friday in a single action in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. Yarbough's suit seeks $500 per offense, with the proceeds...
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