Removing Barriers Blog

Patent Infringement Close in Michigan
Posted December 16, 2016 by CUNA Advocacy

Patent trolling legislation is on the verge of being enacted in Michigan.  Patent trolls are known for sending vague letters with meritless infringement claims to businesses, including credit unions, in hopes of extorting a settlement to avoid the nuisance of a lawsuit. The new law empowers the state attorney general to investigate patent trolls, bring lawsuits against them, and gave businesses that were targeted by patent trolls the right to sue for damages, costs, and attorneys’ fees.  

Legislation was enacted in Arizona, Florida, Kansas, Minnesota, South Carolina, Rhode Island and Wisconsin earlier this session.