The bill prohibits a person from making a written or electronic communication with another concerning a patent if:
- The communication falsely states that litigation has been commenced against the recipient or an affiliated party;
- The communication threatens litigation and there is a consistent pattern of such threats having been made but no litigation is filed; or
- The allegations in the communication lack a reasonable basis because of specified deficiencies.
The bill contains specified exclusions from the prohibition.
The bill authorizes only the attorney general to file an action to enforce the prohibition and authorizes specified damages.