Avid, E-Z Up, InterDesign Hit With False Marking Suits

Law360, New York (March 3, 2010, 2:28 PM EST) -- Avid Identification Systems Inc., International E-Z Up Inc. and InterDesign Inc. have been hit with suits by Patent Compliance Group Inc. for allegedly marking various consumer products with invalid or expired patents.

The organization filed three qui tam complaints Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas seeking fines and injunctions against the companies.

Dallas-based Patent Compliance Group says it focuses on enforcing the false marking statute. Another complaint it filed recently against Activision Publishing Inc. accused the company of illegally marking...
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