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Novatel Marks MiFi Wares With Expired Patents: Suit

Law360 (December 6, 2010, 4:38 PM EST) -- Frequent qui tam plaintiff Promote Innovations LLC has hit Novatel Wireless Inc. with a suit claiming the wireless technology company uses expired patents in brochures to market its mobile hotspot devices.

Promote Innovations' suit, lodged Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, says the defendant's trademarked MiFi devices are marketed using out-of-date patents and that recent revisions to its brochures haven’t fixed the problem.

According to the suit, four of the defendants' patents currently used on packaging and brochures have expired....
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