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Does the new Congress have what it takes to save this USA small business and 647 others being sued for having expired patent numbers on their products?
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Sal Herman the Inventor -Patent Holder and small business owner of Holdup Suspender Company always had a smile on his face and a passion for his unique USA made suspender products... until blindsided by a expired patent number lawsuit. 

Our original finger clip series of Holdup SuspendersMen's Suspenders -so unique they're Patented and come in over 175 styles for both business and casual daily wear.New patented Double-Ups suspenders with that button-on braces look.

What was the alleged crime and basis for a Qui Tam (hidden whistleblower) court action threatening to shut down of his small business with 4 employees, and bankrupt him with a fine of $500 for every suspender clip in inventory and attached to a Holdup suspender sold since June 2008? It is a quasi criminal action and lawsuit brought in Federal Court for "False PatentOur suspenders all come with Holdup Suspnder company no-slip clips Marking" as he unknowingly hadn't removed his expired patent # 4,901,408, stamped on the back of his no-slip suspender clips, the day the patent expired at the end of June 2008. He already had filed all the Patent revision paperwork for a new improved clip design patent early in 2008, which was granted Patent # D614946S on May 4th 2010. Sal Herman had no knowledge, or legal advice from his patent attorney, that he couldn't use the inventory of suspenders in stock with metal no-slip clips marked with the old expired patent #. Lead time was needed for replenishing his inventory of 220 suspender styles with the new patent # stamped clips, which he believed would suffice to comply with complicated and ambiguous US Patent statutes, and lack of instructions in his official Patent document booklet.

Now he's faced with monstrous Intellectual Property (IP) legal defense bills, like 650+ other USA patent holder businesses sued since a horrendous Dec 2009 Federal Court ruling (Forest Group v. Bon Tool, 590 F.3d 1295 (Fed. Cir. 2009) which changed the False Claims Act penalty from $500 per incident.... to $500 for every item falsely marked with expired patent numbers. In the current case ( Pequignot v. Solo Cup Co., __ F.3d __ (Fed. Cir. 2010) (Lourie, J.) The greed driven Qui Tam IP attorney plaintiffs seeks 10 TRILLION just from Solo Cup Company ( Starbuck's and 7-11 coffee cups & lids) on 21 billion expired patent marked plastic sippy coffee cup type lids.

The US treasury and whistleblower each receive 1/2 of any extortion type settlement fees, or 1/2 of any imposed Federal Court fines imposed on those found guilty of False Marking products or advertising with expired patent numbers. See the Federal Court Complaint filed against Holdup Suspender Company  Want to get really mad at the Lawyer IP Patent Trolls and their relatives often posing as hidden party Qui Tam whistleblower shell corporations?? Click to see the 600+ American Companies with similar expired patent false marking cases clogging the Federal District Courts nationwide. (Small manufacturing Companies marketing former patent protected items from suspenders, fishing lures, power tools, Wham-O, Leapfrog, WiffleBall, Safe-T-Balls to the big guys with expired patent marked products like Apple, Wal-Mart, Revlon, Proctor & Gamble, Brooks Bros, GE, Stanley and Snap-on Tools, Bose Corp, Playtex, Abbot Labs, Bausch Lomb, Fuji Film, Sony, Philips Electronics, DIRECTV, Memorex, 3M, Conair, Sara Lee, Timex Inc, Bayer Aspirin, ButterBall, LLC to Maybelline and L'Oreal, Scotts Miracle-Gro and Clorox. etc. etc as patent trolls comb the storefront shelves for any products or packaging marked with patent numbers in the 4 million range [4,000,000 to 4,999,999] Even a caveman can do this :-)

On September 1st 2010 the only USA manufacturer of superior quality pant suspenders was served with a potential multi-million dollar law suit which, if prosecuted under existing draconian law, will guarantee Americans will have to buy inferior foreign Chinese made clip-on suspenders. It's high time for Obama's Administration to demand the DOJ and Congress make patent law changes to show they are small business friendly and desire US manufacturing jobs. Now is time both political parties do more then claim a commitment to funding and creating small business private sector jobs. These False Patent Marking cases threaten the icons of American innovative product manufacturing with further business closings and layoffs. All this because the very same $400/hr IP lawyers, who argue on both sides of these cases, get to bill their long term clients because THEY ALL failed to legally advise them of the Patent Marking Laws. Tragic these same lawyers get to protect and share with the patent trolling Qui Tam whistleblowers looking for 1/2 of the court imposed fines or huge settlements.

The other half goes to the Federal Courts and US treasury without Eric Holder's DOJ having to lift a finger. SWEET get rich quick plan. Heck the patent trolls and their attorneys served ButterBall, LLC (the Turkey company) expired patent law suit papers a day before Thanksgiving demanding $500 for every turkey and Ad lauding the Patented ButterBall turkey lifter since 2003... http://www.falsemarking.net/cases/6-10-cv-00627-592/Complaint.pdf 

The so called deceived and harmed American public buying an expired marked patent product were never defrauded and will never see a dime from these law suits. The November 2nd voters should not allow this injustice to wreak havoc throughout every sector of what's left of the US manufacturing industry! Demand the Patent marking law change Bills, just sitting there in Congressional Judicial committees since May 2010, get passed immediately.

Who will step up to the plate and demand and push through IMMEDIATE Congressional Legislation to quash every single one of these False Patent Marking cases. Where is the general public harm when legitimate patents, pertaining to the product sold, had the expired patent # embossed, stamped or silkscreen printed on the product. Is the product useless the minute the patent # expires? Factiod: All the Judges, lawyers and Patent Office employees computer hard drives all have expired patent #'s printed on them. Take a look! Do these expired patent number markings make the hard drives and data stored on them useless? It sure should taint witnesses -prejudice or cause recusal of all those involved in trying these cases. What's next? Some nameless Qui Tam Patent troll with an IP attorney mouthpiece forcing the recall/replacement of all computer hard drives, while charging their manufacturers $500 each... + court costs.

Holdup Suspender Company challenges the commentators at Fox News ( Bill O'Reilly, Shawn Hannity, Glenn Beck, Megyn Kelly, Neil Cavuto ) to pick up and run with this newsworthy story. It's an explosive bomb threatening the backbone of what's left of the US manufacturing industry. The Congressional proposed bills to address this Patent Troll Qui Tam travesty has been sat upon, since March 2010. Why?? Who is profiting from killing unique US manufacturing businesses like Holdup Suspender Company? What are the politics, and who profits from continuing adding new companies to this lawsuit list weekly?

Hopefully John Boehner ( New Speaker of the House) and Darrell Issa will want to win over those who voted November for less government regulation and more pro-small business action by Congress? Any Congressmen or women taking a Congressional seat in January should immediately campaign to repeal the draconian and outdated Patent marking law enabling these business destroying lawsuits. Let's hear also hear from the Fox News and other network anchors as to what they have to say on this important topic threatening many USA manufacturing firms with job layoffs or closure!!


Will any of the Fox News pundits take the time to interview Holdup Suspender Co. founder Sal and Judee Herman to point out to the general public the impact of these outrageous lawsuits. Will they stir up those seeking small business jobs or employment at the other 600+ (and growing) companies victimized by the IP lawyer community, using Qui Tam surrogates, and Patent trolls to demand money for inadvertently selling products stamped with expired patent numbers?


Will someone in the news industry pressure the lazy bureaucrats overseeing the US patent office to revise patent marking laws and address meaningful Intellectual Property rights in the 21st Century internet wired world? It now takes a minute to Google a patent numbers and see the complete Patent file.  The 2 specific pending US Congress bills S.515 (Senate) and H.R. 4954 (House), that would quash ALL these anti-business job killing lawsuits, were sent for Judiciary Committee review by Nancy Pelosi in Mar. 2010. They are purposefully being stalled by John Conyers (D. Mi.) who is chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. Soon he will no longer control the committees law/Bill review calendar and HR 4954 will be quickly passed into law.


Will Congressman Darrell Issa and in a newly elected GOP controlled Congress push through these House & Senate Bills as a revision to the 35 U.S.C. 292 False Marking law.... please eliminate the draconian section (b) "Any person may sue for the penalty, in which event one-half shall go to the person suing and the other to the use of the United States. (Subsection (a) amended Dec. 8, 1994, Public Law 103-465, sec. 533(b)(6), 108 Stat. 4990." Then apply Congressional pressure on the Fed Appeals Patent Court to negate applying the potential $500 fine on a per expired patent# marked item basis.

Our customers can see we have removed the old patent numbers and revised the images and pages here at suspenders.com since Sept, 1st 2010. Sal Herman's new IP attorney advised making hundreds of changes to the various web site text and clip/product images. Sal has had to hire 6 temp employees for grinding off the expired patent numbers from clips on all suspender inventory stock in his Southfield Mi warehouse/office. He's awaiting delivery on new style patented clips in black -gold -silver finger clips and the Jumbo Clips at the various sub-contractor USA assembly plants which took 4 months of lead time just to manufacturer. All this extra Patent # removing expense may not impress a Federal Judge that Sal Herman never meant to deceive or defraud his customers, American public, his government or any potential competitors. His only real hope is for his thousands of loyal customers to contact and pressure their Congressmen to change the False Claims Act law thereby eliminating all current and future law suits from being filed though outdated Qui Tam provisions in the False Claims Act legislated during Abe Lincoln's administration.

Senate Bill (S. 515 Stalled in Pelosi's law committee since March 2010)

The Senate recently announced a final compromise amendment to the Senate patent reform bill, S. 515, which modifies the standing requirement for 292 actions. Only parties who have suffered a “competitive injury” may bring a claim for the false marking of a patent on a product. Under this amendment, damages are limited to an amount “adequate to compensate” for the false marking injury. If enacted, the changes to 292 will apply, without exception, to all cases pending on the date of enactment.

  • The amendment appears to have the support in the Senate. However, because the House has not agreed to the provisions in the bill, it may be stalled as the House Judiciary Committee further considers patent reform issues. Thank God John Conyers will no longer chair that Judicial Committee catering to the Trial lawyers lobby and in 2011 Darrel Issa (R-Ca.) takes over the House Judiciary Committee

H.R. 4954 (stalled since March 2010)

  • House bill 4954 mirrors the language being proposed in the Senate patent reform bill. This bill was referred to the House Judiciary Committee on March 25, 2010 and just sits there as hundreds of new business killing law suits get filed in Fed Courts nationwide.
  • 600+ American Companies sued for expired patent false marking cases now active in Patent troll sympathetic Federal District Courts nationwide... click link to see the new cases added this week!
  • House Judiciary leader Rep Darrel Issa ( R from Ca.) now has control of these Congressional bills to quash these expired patent # cases and we sure hope he immediately does this for all the sued parties so they can grow their product lines and expand their businesses with new jobs created by revising Patent Marking Laws.
  • Congressman Darrell Issa represents the people of California’s 49th Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives, a seat he has held since 2001.  The 49th District includes Camp Pendleton, the largest Marine Corps training facility in the United States. 

    As a senior in high school, Issa enlisted in the United States Army.  Through his Army service, heDarrel Issa sponsored House Bill HR 4954 which is the last hope for saving Hundreds of samll US manufacuring businesses from false patent marking troll lawsuits received an ROTC scholarship and graduated with a degree in business from Sienna Heights University in Adrian, Michigan.  Upon graduation, Issa was commissioned as an Army officer, and ultimately obtained the rank of captain.  He completed his active-duty military service in 1980 and turned his interests to the private sector.

    At the height of his career in business, Issa served as CEO of California-based Directed Electronics, a company that Issa founded and built in the mid-1990s to become the nation’s largest manufacturer of vehicle anti-theft devices, including the highly-successful patented Viper system.  In 1994, Issa was named Entrepreneur of the Year by Inc. Magazine, Ernst & Young and The San Diego Union Tribune. During his leadership of Directed Electronics, Issa served as chairman of the Consumer Electronics Association, an organization of 2000 companies within the consumer technology industry that hosts the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. When he stepped down as CEO to serve as a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Directed Electronics Inc employed nearly 200 people making a selling his patent products.

    As a Congressman Issa has championed the cause of smart, efficient government, and has pushed legislation to balance the federal budget and promote transparency across the federal bureaucracy. Darrel Issa currently is a member of the House Judiciary Committee and the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, where he serves as the Chairman. Previously, Issa served on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, the Energy & Commerce Committee, and the Small Business Committee.

    As the holder of 37 patents himself, Darrel Issa has been vigilant about protecting the intellectual property rights patent holders, patent product manufacturers and other entrepreneurs to help protect America’s position at the forefront of product innovation and creativity by USA industries.  He sponsored House Bill HR 4954 to stop the abusive Qui-Tam false patent marking cases threatening to destroy many US small manufacturing and sales firms like Holdup Suspender Company.

Pass on this page to your friends and explain how this truly is a Holdup!  The statutes should allow only an actual harmed competitor from claiming Federal court damages and restraint of trade fines on phony patent # marked products. Heck it can't be easier to verify patents .. Google has a specific patent search feature at... http://www.google.com/advanced_patent_search or 7 Million Patents via Google Patent Search API Jun 26, 2008 ... Google Patent Search The new Google Patent Search API is now available and lets you search over 7 million patents via code for free.

We are campaigning to modified US Patent marking laws. See our steps to change Patent laws and quash these disastrous job killing laws suits... Click here to read the plan to push Congress to pass House bill (HR 4954) into law. We need a public outcry now the GOP recovered control of the people's House in Congress. Pressure along with us the various media outlets shinning a light on these shameful destructive job killing law suits. Hopefully Rep Issa, John Conyers, and new House leadership will fast track the above bills to cure these frivolous expired patent # suits is just wishful thinking they can change their anti-business way.

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** Our new suspender clip Patent # is D614,946 S granted on May 4 2010

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