Clorox Faces False Marking Suit Over Brita Filters

Law360, New York (June 21, 2010, 6:14 PM EDT) -- Household products giant Clorox Co. has been accused of marking its popular Brita water purification filters with an expired patent.

Michigan-based Just Intellectuals PLLC filed a qui tam complaint Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, the latest in a wave of false patent marking suits following the Federal Circuit's ruling in Forest Group Inc. v. Bon Tool Co.

According to the complaint, Clorox has advertised that its Brita filters are protected by U.S. Patent Number 4,969,996, a patent for an...
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