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What should I know before using “Patent Pending” in my products/ website?

Some years ago I read that you should not use the phrase "Patent Pending" in connection to products or marketing materials that do not actually feature or describe technology that is actually claimed ...
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In a patent notice, is the name you use to refer the patented product important?

When patenting software, is it important the name you use to qualify the product? Example: Software product protected by US Patent No. XXXX. Technology protected by US Patent No. XXXX. I prefer to ...
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What happens if a company publicises they have patents when they have not?

Can a company publicise by word of mouth and marketing that they have patents on several products from their competitors, using that to their competitive advantage, to damage the competitors image and ...
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What kind of penalties should I expect when having text about patents that expired in my products?

What kind of penalties should I expect when text about patents patents that expired in my products? (e.g. "This product is protected by Patent No. XXXX" -> This was true at one time, but not anymore, ...
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Why does the FTC not require patent numbers to be included in television commercials?

This is only broadly related to patents but maybe someone on here knows. Why is it not required to show a patent number when a product claims to be "patented?" Building off that, if a product claims ...
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Patent marking and infringement damage question

As I know, companies are required to mark they product with patent numbers or they will lose any damage. But I tried to search iphone patent mark and it seems Apple doesn't mark their patent, isn't ...