HB15-1063

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HB15-1063 - Prohibited Communications Concerning Patents

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning Prohibited Communication Concerning Patents.

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.

Latest update: June 5, 2015
06/05/2015 Governor Signed
05/18/2015 Sent to the Governor
05/18/2015 Signed by the President of the Senate
05/14/2015 Signed by the Speaker of the House
05/06/2015 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
05/06/2015 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
05/05/2015 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
05/01/2015 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
04/28/2015 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
04/22/2015 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Unamended to Finance
04/17/2015 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
04/15/2015 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/14/2015 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
04/13/2015 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
04/10/2015 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
01/29/2015 House Committee on Business Affairs and Labor Refer Unamended to Appropriations
01/07/2015 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs and Labor