Bill Status of SB2887 99th General Assembly
Short Description: CONS FRAUD-PATENT-BAD FAITH
Sen. Ira I. Silverstein
| 1/10/2017||Senate||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act in relation to patent infringement claims. Provides that it is unlawful to make bad faith patent claims rather than to issue unfair or deceptive patent infringement demand letters. Defines terms. Provides that a target of a bad faith patent claim may obtain equitable relief, damages, costs, attorney's fees, and punitive damages. Provides that a target may seek to require the person making the patent infringement claim to post a bond. Sets forth criteria for determining whether a claim is a bad faith claim. Authorizes the Attorney General to bring an action to enjoin violations.
|Date||Chamber|| Action|| 2/18/2016||Senate||Filed with Secretary by Sen. Ira I. Silverstein|| 2/18/2016||Senate||First Reading|| 2/18/2016||Senate||Referred to Assignments|| 3/2/2016||Senate||Assigned to Judiciary|| 3/9/2016||Senate||Postponed - Judiciary|| 3/16/2016||Senate||Postponed - Judiciary|| 4/6/2016||Senate||Postponed - Judiciary|| 4/8/2016||Senate||Rule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As April 22, 2016|| 4/22/2016||Senate||Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments|| 1/10/2017||Senate||Session Sine Die|