Sanofi, Toshiba, Others Hit With False Marking Suits

Law360, New York (March 23, 2010, 5:18 PM EDT) -- Pharmaceutical company Sanofi-Aventis US LLC and several electronics companies — including Toshiba Corp. and Sony Corp. — have been hit with separate false patent marking lawsuits by a Texas entity that calls itself Promote Innovation LLC.

Promote Innovation LLC, based in Houston, filed the qui tam actions in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas on Monday.

One complaint alleges that Sanofi-Aventis continues to mark its anti-diuretic replacement therapy products known as DDAVP with a patent that was declared unenforceable for fraud in...
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