"IP reporter Joe Mullin tracked down PubPat founder Dan Ravicher
and asked if he was aware of Garrod's outside activities. Ravicher
has a pragmatic view of the issue and says that Garrod's commitment
to fighting against false marking makes him a valuable partner for
PubPat despite his outside trolling work.
""Without Dave's assistance we couldn't do this campaign, which
I'm convinced is a public good," Ravicher told Mullin. "We disagree
about software patents. Dave's going to do that other stuff, with
or without the false marking campaign."
"False marking primarily describes scenarios where companies
mark their products as patented when they do not have a patent or
when the relevant patent has expired. On behalf of PubPat, Garrod
has filed several lawsuits against companies that perpetrate false
marking. He does this as a volunteer without compensation from
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