HB 375 Patent infringement; assertions made in bad faith, exemptions, penalties.
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Summary as enacted with Governor's Recommendation: (all summaries)

Patent infringement; assertions made in bad faith. 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. This bill is identical to SB 150.

Full text:
01/03/14  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14103256D  pdf | impact statement
01/23/14  House: Committee substitute printed 14104358D-H1  pdf
01/28/14  House: Floor substitute printed 14104519D-H2 (O'Quinn)  pdf | impact statement
02/24/14  Senate: Committee substitute printed 14105047D-S1  pdf | impact statement
03/06/14  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB375ER)  pdf | impact statement
05/23/14  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0810)  pdf

Amendments:
Governor's recommendation

Status:
01/03/14  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14103256D
01/03/14  House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/17/14  House: Referred from Courts of Justice by voice vote
01/17/14  House: Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/23/14  House: Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (17-Y 4-N)
01/23/14  House: Committee substitute printed 14104358D-H1
01/27/14  House: Read first time
01/28/14  House: Passed by for the day
01/28/14  House: Floor substitute printed 14104519D-H2 (O'Quinn)
01/29/14  House: Passed by temporarily
01/29/14  House: Read second time
01/29/14  House: Committee substitute rejected 14104358D-H1
01/29/14  House: Substitute by Delegate O'Quinn agreed to 14104519D-H2
01/29/14  House: Engrossed by House - floor substitute HB375H2
01/30/14  House: Read third time and passed House (98-Y 1-N)
01/30/14  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (98-Y 1-N)
01/31/14  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
01/31/14  Senate: Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/24/14  Senate: Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (16-Y 0-N)
02/24/14  Senate: Committee substitute printed 14105047D-S1
02/26/14  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
02/27/14  Senate: Read third time
02/27/14  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
02/27/14  Senate: Committee substitute agreed to 14105047D-S1
02/27/14  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB375S1
02/27/14  Senate: Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N)
02/28/14  House: Placed on Calendar
03/03/14  House: Senate substitute agreed to by House 14105047D-S1 (93-Y 0-N)
03/03/14  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (93-Y 0-N)
03/06/14  House: Enrolled
03/06/14  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB375ER)
03/06/14  House: Signed by Speaker
03/09/14  Senate: Signed by President
04/04/14  House: Governor's recommendation received by House
04/22/14  House: Placed on Calendar
04/23/14  House: Pending question ordered
04/23/14  House: House rejected Governor's recommendation (27-Y 70-N)
04/23/14  House: VOTE: REJECTED (27-Y 70-N)
04/23/14  House: Communicated to Governor
05/23/14  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 810 (effective 7/1/14)
05/23/14  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0810)