Miami, FL asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) for Florida

Q: If a person falsely claims a product is patented when it is not, is this a crime?

The person in question is advertising and raising money by claiming his invention is Patented when it is not Patented.

Here is the info I have been able to ascertain thus far.. none of it is verifiable via patent search via USPTO for some reason...

Promoting a product as patented when it's not patented, is FRAUD but who would one report this fraud to to have action taken to suppress the fraud? Thanks!

Patent History

Publication number: 20200018346

Type: Application

Filed: Aug 13, 2019

Publication Date: Jan 16, 2020

Inventor: Alberto Francisco Araujo (Miramar, FL)

Application Number: 16/539,183

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Bill Hulsey
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A: Stating something is patented when such is not true would be fraud

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