Motorola Latest Target In False Marking Suit Wave

Law360, New York (October 27, 2010, 1:47 PM EDT) -- Frequent qui tam plaintiff Promote Innovation LLC has taken aim at yet another major company, accusing Motorola Inc. of deceiving the public by falsely marking its television receiver products with expired patents.

The suit, filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, alleges that Motorola has continued to print four patents on the installation manuals of its TV receiver products, including the VIP1200 series, even though they expired in November 2003, April 2005, December 2005 and April 2006, respectively.

“Such markings...
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