Patent Progress’s Guide to State Patent Legislation

States Acting Against Bad Faith Patent Infringement Assertions (as of 03/31/2015)

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Summary by State (as of 03/31/2015)

AlabamaS.B. 121Signed into law
CaliforniaS.B. 681Introduced in California Senate on February 27, 2015
ConnecticutS.B. 258Considered in previous session
FloridaS.B. 1084Introduced in Florida Senate
GeorgiaH.B. 809Signed into law
IdahoS.B. 1354Signed into law
IllinoisS.B. 3405Signed into law
IowaS.S.B. 1028Introduced in Iowa Senate
KansasS.B. 38

H.B. 2663 (2013-14 session)
Passed Kansas Senate and amended version passed House. Conference committee has been appointed.
KentuckyS.B. 116Considered in previous session
LouisianaH.B. 564Signed into law
MaineS.P. 654Signed into law
MarylandS.B. 585Signed into law
MichiganH.B. 5701Considered in previous session
MinnesotaS.F. 1321 Introduced in Minnesota Senate on March 4, 2015.
MississippiH.B. 589
H.B. 521 (2014 Session)
Signed into law
MissouriH.B. 1374Signed into law
MontanaSB 39Passed Montana Senate, being considered by Montana House of Representatives.
NebraskaL.B. 677Considered in previous session
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
North DakotaHB 1163Signed into law
OhioH.B. 573 Considered in previous session
OklahomaH.B. 2837Signed into law
OregonS.B. 1540Signed into law
PennsylvaniaS.B. 1222Considered in previous session
Rhode IslandH.B. 5455Introduced in RI Senate
South CarolinaH. 3682 Introduced in SC House of Representatives
South DakotaS.B. 143Signed into law
TennesseeH.B. 2117Signed into law
TexasSB 1187

HB 3176
Introduced in TX legislature
UtahH.B. 117Signed into law
VermontVermont's Act 44Signed into law
VirginiaH.B. 375Signed into law
WashingtonSB 5059

HB 1092
Introduced at the request of the Attorney General.
WisconsinS.B. 498 (Act 339)Signed into law