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March 04, 2010



This provision on qui tam actions for false marking may be going a bit overboard. But the fact is, these qui tam actions are being used (and abused) like a state lottery ticket. It's the new "ambulance chase." If a competitor has a beef about a false marking that's hurting it, that's one thing. But to allow someone to sue for false makring when they aren't injured by it, and espeically when competitors don't feel injured or threatened by the "alleged" false marking, is truly a "windfall" that makes all these so-called "patent troll" suits pale by comparison.

"qui tam"

It's nice that they can get something right, but the rest of the bill only makes matters worse -certainly so for small entities.

Patent reform is a fraud on America. It is patently un-American.
Please see http://truereform.piausa.org/ for a different/opposing view on patent reform.

NAL's shrill voice defending the status quo in 3, 2, 1...

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