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False Patent Marking Settlements Currently Range from $500 to $350,000

A previous post noted that a law suit for false patent marking could be expensive.  A post by the patent law blog Patently-O on March 15, 2011, indicated that several of the false marking lawsuits have been settled for an average settlement of $53,404 and a median settlement of $40,000, with the lowest settlement being $500 and the largest settlement being $350,000.  It appears that at least 820 false marking lawsuits are still pending.  Thus, these settlement numbers are likely to change.  The post by Patently-O can be accessed at http://www.patentlyo.com/patent/2011/03/false-marking-a-temporary-flash-in-the-pan.html.

This update was prepared by Jennifer Buss.  Jennifer is an associate at Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus.

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This update should not be considered legal advice. Your receipt of this update does not establish an Attorney-Client Relationship. We do, however, invite you to contact us if you would like us to represent you.

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