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 Bill Status of SB2887  99th General Assembly


Senate Sponsors
Sen. Ira I. Silverstein

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/10/2017SenateSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
815 ILCS 505/2SSS

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act in relation to patent infringement claims. Provides that it is unlawful to make bad faith patent claims rather than to issue unfair or deceptive patent infringement demand letters. Defines terms. Provides that a target of a bad faith patent claim may obtain equitable relief, damages, costs, attorney's fees, and punitive damages. Provides that a target may seek to require the person making the patent infringement claim to post a bond. Sets forth criteria for determining whether a claim is a bad faith claim. Authorizes the Attorney General to bring an action to enjoin violations.

DateChamber Action
  2/18/2016SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Ira I. Silverstein
  2/18/2016SenateFirst Reading
  2/18/2016SenateReferred to Assignments
  3/2/2016SenateAssigned to Judiciary
  3/9/2016SenatePostponed - Judiciary
  3/16/2016SenatePostponed - Judiciary
  4/6/2016SenatePostponed - Judiciary
  4/8/2016SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As April 22, 2016
  4/22/2016SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
  1/10/2017SenateSession Sine Die

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