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Recent Change to the Indiana Code to Address Patent Demand Letters from Patent Trolls

HEA No. 1102 Bad Faith Assertions of Patent Infringement

The following presentation describes a recently passed, and soon to be signed, Indiana law regarding how to address the problem of bad-faith assertions of patent infringement by patent assertion entities, sometimes referred to as “patent trolls.” The law provides a definition of what constitutes bad faith assertion of patent infringement as well as gives guidance on basic information that is required for patent cease and desist or demand letters. It also provides procedures for having the entity post a pre-trial bond and/or be subject to damages or other remedies for bad faith assertion of patent infringement. The presentation can be downloaded here.