H.R. 243 (112th): Patent Lawsuit Reform Act of 2011

Introduced:
Jan 07, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Robert Latta
Representative for Ohio's 5th congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Jan 07, 2011
Length
2 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 6352 (111th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Sep 29, 2010

H.R. 1249 (Related)
Leahy-Smith America Invents Act

Signed by the President
Sep 16, 2011

 
Status

This bill was introduced on January 7, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Jan 07, 2011
Referred to Committee Jan 07, 2011
 
Full Title

To amend title 35, United States Code, to modify the penalty for false marking, and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
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Committees

House Judiciary

Intellectual Property, Competition, and the Internet

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1/7/2011--Introduced.
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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