Text: H.R.4954 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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[Congressional Bills 111th Congress]
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[H.R. 4954 Introduced in House (IH)]

111th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 4954

 To amend title 35, United States Code, to provide recourse under the 
  patent law for persons who suffer competitive injury as a result of 
                            false markings.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             March 25, 2010

 Mr. Issa (for himself, Mr. Boucher, Mr. Smith of Texas, Mr. Conyers, 
Mr. Coble, Mr. Cohen, Mr. Franks of Arizona, and Mr. Daniel E. Lungren 
of California) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the 
                       Committee on the Judiciary

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                                 A BILL


 
 To amend title 35, United States Code, to provide recourse under the 
  patent law for persons who suffer competitive injury as a result of 
                            false markings.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. FALSE MARKING.

    (a) In General.--Subsection (b) of section 292 of title 35, United 
States Code, is amended to read as follows:
    ``(b) A person who has suffered a competitive injury as a result of 
a violation of this section may file a civil action in a district court 
of the United States for recovery of damages adequate to compensate for 
the injury.''.
    (b) Effective Date.--The amendment made by subsection (a) shall 
apply to all cases, without exception, pending on or after the date of 
the enactment of this Act.
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