Bill Summary for H 1032 (2013-2014)

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Jun 3 2014

Bill Information:

View NCGA Bill Details2013-2014 Session
House Bill 1032 (Public) Filed Wednesday, May 14, 2014
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO PREVENT THE ABUSIVE USE OF PATENTS.
Intro. by Murry.

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House amendment makes the following changes to the 3rd edition:

Enacts new subsection in proposed GS 75-141, concerning remedies and damages for abusive patent assertions, that provides that a court may award a defendant who prevailed in actions pursuant to this section certain costs and fees, including reasonable attorneys' fees, if the court finds that the action was not well grounded in fact and warranted by existing law, or was interposed for any improper purposes.

Makes conforming changes.

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