Patent Progress’s Guide to State Patent Legislation


States Acting Against Bad Faith Patent Infringement Assertions (as of 11/17/2014)

(mouse over the state to see what action its legislature has taken)

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Summary by State (as of 11/17/2014)

StateBillStatusNotes
AlabamaS.B. 121Signed into law
ConnecticutS.B. 258Passed by Connecticut Senate
GeorgiaH.B. 809Signed into law
IdahoS.B. 1354Signed into law
IllinoisS.B. 3405Signed into law
KansasH.B. 2663Stalled in committee
KentuckyS.B. 116Passed by Kentucky Senate
LouisianaH.B. 564Signed into law
MaineS.P. 654Signed into law
MarylandS.B. 585Signed into law
MichiganH.B. 5701Introduced in Michigan House of Representatives
MississippiH.B. 521Stalled in Senate Judiciary CommitteeBill passed House
MissouriH.B. 1374Signed into law
NebraskaL.B. 677Indefinitely postponedNebraska has unicameral legislature, so only one legislative body considers bills
New HampshireS.B. 303Signed into law
New JerseyS. 1563Introduced in New Jersey Senate. Approved unanimously by Assembly Commerce and Economic Development Committee.
North CarolinaH.B. 1032Signed into law
OhioH.B. 573 Introduced in the Ohio House of Representatives.
OklahomaH.B. 2837Signed into law
OregonS.B. 1540Signed into law
PennsylvaniaS.B. 1222Introduced in Pennsylvania Senate
Rhode IslandS.B. 2822Passed by Rhode Island Senate
South CarolinaH. 4629Introduced in House of Representatives
South DakotaS.B. 143Signed into law
TennesseeH.B. 2117Signed into law
UtahH.B. 117Signed into law
VermontVermont's Act 44Signed into lawFirst state to enact a consumer protection law against bad faith patent infringement
VirginiaH.B. 375Signed into law
WisconsinS.B. 498 (Act 339)Signed into law

The above map and table were originally compiled with the help of this Bloomberg BNA article by Tony Dutra.