"Georgia’s New Patent Law: Bad Faith Threats of Infringement Create New Liabilities," Georgia Bar Journal

December 11, 2014

In its December 2014 issue, the Georgia Bar Journal featured Jeffrey Kuester and Michael Cicero’s article, “Georgia’s New Patent Law: Bad Faith Threats of Infringement Create New Liabilities,” as its cover story. The article discusses a new law targeting how non-practicing entities communicate patent infringement threats. The new law—effective on July 1, 2014—prohibits any bad faith assertion of patent infringement by identifying factors and providing remedies for those targeted by such assertions, including treble damages and attorneys’ fees. Mr. Kuester and Mr. Cicero heed caution to patent practitioners to consider the new law when sending or receiving patent infringement threats and suggest that Georgia may prove to be a hazardous forum in which to level less-than-credible patent threats. Read the full article in the Georgia Bar Journal.

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