False Patent Marking — UK Vs. US

Law360, New York (May 13, 2011, 1:03 PM EDT) -- Over the past year, the issue of false patent marking has been very much in the minds of many patent litigators in the U.S. Litigation in relation to false patent marking turned into an industry almost overnight and in 2010 alone over 700 false patent marking suits were filed.

In recent months, the U.S. courts and U.S. government (through the patent reform bill) have recognized this and seemingly attempted to close the floodgates to further litigation where unmerited. By way of contrast, in the U.K., false...
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