SB 150 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 HB 375.

Full text:
12/31/13  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14103115D  pdf | impact statement
01/29/14  Senate: Floor substitute printed to Web only 14104384D-S1 (Stuart)  pdf
01/29/14  Senate: Floor substitute printed 14104517D-S2 (Stuart)  pdf | impact statement
01/29/14  Senate: Printed as engrossed 14104517D-ES2  pdf
01/29/14  Senate: Engrossed bill reprinted 14104517D-ES2  pdf
02/25/14  House: Committee substitute printed 14105083D-H1  pdf | impact statement
03/06/14  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB150ER)  pdf | impact statement
05/23/14  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0819)  pdf

Amendments:
Senate amendments
Senate amendments rejected
Governor's recommendation

Status:
12/31/13  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14103115D
12/31/13  Senate: Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/13/14  Senate: Reported from Commerce and Labor (14-Y 0-N)
01/15/14  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
01/16/14  Senate: Passed by for the day
01/17/14  Senate: Passed by for the day
01/20/14  Senate: Passed by for the day
01/21/14  Senate: Passed by for the day
01/22/14  Senate: Passed by for the day
01/23/14  Senate: Passed by for the day
01/24/14  Senate: Passed by for the day
01/27/14  Senate: Passed by for the day
01/28/14  Senate: Passed by for the day
01/29/14  Senate: Passed by temporarily
01/29/14  Senate: Read second time
01/29/14  Senate: Floor substitute printed to Web only 14104384D-S1 (Stuart)
01/29/14  Senate: Substitute #1 by Senator Stuart withdrawn 14104384D-S1
01/29/14  Senate: Floor substitute printed 14104517D-S2 (Stuart)
01/29/14  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
01/29/14  Senate: Substitute #2 by Senator Stuart agreed to 14104517D-S2
01/29/14  Senate: Amendment #1 by Senator Petersen withdrawn
01/29/14  Senate: Reading of amendment #2 waived
01/29/14  Senate: Reading of amendment #3 waived
01/29/14  Senate: Amendments #2, #3 by Senator Petersen agreed to
01/29/14  Senate: Amendments #1,#2,#3 by Senator McEachin withdrawn
01/29/14  Senate: Reading of amendments waived
01/29/14  Senate: Amendments #4,#5,#6 by Senator McEachin agreed to
01/29/14  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - floor substitute with amendments SB150ES2
01/29/14  Senate: Printed as engrossed 14104517D-ES2
01/29/14  Senate: Engrossed bill reprinted 14104517D-ES2
01/30/14  Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 1-N)
02/07/14  House: Placed on Calendar
02/07/14  House: Read first time
02/07/14  House: Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/25/14  House: Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (21-Y 0-N)
02/25/14  House: Committee substitute printed 14105083D-H1
02/27/14  House: Read second time
02/28/14  House: Read third time
02/28/14  House: Committee substitute agreed to 14105083D-H1
02/28/14  House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB150H1
02/28/14  House: Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/28/14  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N)
03/04/14  Senate: House substitute agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
03/04/14  Senate: Title replaced 14105083D-H1
03/06/14  Senate: Enrolled
03/06/14  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB150ER)
03/06/14  House: Signed by Speaker
03/09/14  Senate: Signed by President
04/07/14  Senate: Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/22/14  Senate: Placed on Calendar
04/23/14  Senate: Senate rejected Governor's recommendation (10-Y 29-N)
04/23/14  Senate: Reconsideration of Governor's recommendation agreed to (39-Y 0-N)
04/23/14  Senate: Senate rejected Governor's recommendation (9-Y 30-N)
04/23/14  Senate: Communicated to Governor
05/23/14  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 819 (effective 7/1/14)
05/23/14  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0819)