Bill Status of HB4052 100th General Assembly
Short Description: ETHICS IN PATENT LITIGATION
Rep. Keith R. Wheeler
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Ethics in Patent Litigation Act. Prohibits an attorney from receiving any compensation directly or indirectly for legal services related to litigation derived from a patent owned by the attorney, either individually or through an entity owned or controlled by the attorney. Provides, however, that an attorney may receive compensation for patent litigation derived from a patent owned by the attorney if the attorney or an entity owned or controlled by the attorney is actively engaged in producing a product or service for marketing and sale from the invention claimed by the patent.