Firm Partner Publishes “Trolling for Dollars: A New Threat to Patent Owners”

March 20, 2009

MGB Partner, Donald W. Rupert, recently contributed an article that was published in the March 2009 edition of Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal. Mr. Rupert's article entitled, “Trolling for Dollars: A New Threat to Patent Owners,” summarizes the key elements of the false marking and patent marking statutes and then discusses a number of pending lawsuits that have been filed by individuals seeking monetary recovery under the false marking statute. Mr. Rupert suggests some steps that companies can take to help ensure that the patent marking statute is followed and that the false marking statute is not violated. A copy of the article can be found below.

Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal is published by Aspen Publishers, a leading information provider for attorneys, business professionals and law students.

Trolling for Dollars

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