Commercial Law – General Regulatory Provisions

CHAPTER 6-41.1
Patent Infringement

SECTION 6-41.1-2

§ 6-41.1-2. Definitions.

As used in this chapter:

(1) "Demand letter" means a letter, e-mail, or other communication asserting or claiming that the target has engaged in patent infringement;

(2) "Person" means any natural person or the estate of any natural person, or trust or association of persons, whether formal or otherwise, or any corporation, partnership, company, or any other legal or commercial entity;

(3) "Target" means a person doing business in Rhode Island:

(i) Who has received a demand letter or against whom an assertion or allegation of patent infringement has been made;

(ii) Who has been threatened with litigation or against whom a lawsuit has been filed alleging patent infringement; or

(iii) Whose customers have received a demand letter asserting that the person's product, service, or technology has infringed upon a patent.

History of Section.
(P.L. 2016, ch. 74, § 1; P.L. 2016, ch. 76, § 1.)