H.R.243 - Patent Lawsuit Reform Act of 2011

To amend title 35, United States Code, to modify the penalty for false marking, and for other purposes. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: To amend title 35, United States Code, to modify the penalty for false marking, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Short: Patent Lawsuit Reform Act of 2011 as introduced.

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Official Summary

Patent Lawsuit Reform Act of 2011 - Amends federal patent law to specify that the fine for falsely marked articles (articles falsely labeled or advertised to deceive the public into believing such articles are patented) is limited to $500, in the aggregate, for all offenses in connection wi

Official Summary

Patent Lawsuit Reform Act of 2011 - Amends federal patent law to specify that the fine for falsely marked articles (articles falsely labeled or advertised to deceive the public into believing such articles are patented) is limited to $500, in the aggregate, for all offenses in connection with the same articles. Requires a person bringing a civil action against a violator to have suffered a competitive injury and limits such person's damages to $500.

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