Patent infringement; assertions made in bad faith
Purpose of legislation
Prohibits any person from making in bad faith an assertion of patent infringement. The Attorney General or an attorney for the Commonwealth is empowered to accept assurances of voluntary compliance and seek injunctive relief. The Attorney General is authorized to issue civil investigative demands. The measure does not create a private cause of action. The measure does not apply to a demand letter or assertion of patent infringement that includes a claim for relief arising under 35 U.S.C. § 271(e)(2) or 42 U.S.C. § 262.
|Legislation mandating a change||Chap 810 (2014) Chap 819 (2014)|
|VAC chapters to be amended|
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