TITLE 6
Commercial Law – General Regulatory Provisions

CHAPTER 6-41.1
Patent Infringement

SECTION 6-41.1-6


§ 6-41.1-6 Enforcement, remedies, and damages.

(a) The attorney general shall have the same authority under this chapter to conduct civil investigations, bring civil actions, and enter into assurances of discontinuances pursuant to chapter 36 of title 6 "antitrust law" or assurances of voluntary compliance pursuant to chapter 13.1 of title 6 "deceptive trade practices". In an action brought by the attorney general under this chapter, the court may award or impose any relief available pursuant to the provisions of chapter 36 of title 6 entitled "antitrust law" and pursuant to the provisions of chapter 13.1 of title 6 entitled "deceptive trade practices".

(b) A target of conduct involving assertions of patent infringement or a person aggrieved by a violation of this chapter may bring an action in superior court. A court may award the following remedies to a plaintiff who prevails in an action brought pursuant to this subsection:

(1) Equitable relief;

(2) Actual damages;

(3) Costs and fees, including reasonable attorney's fees; and

(4) Exemplary damages in an amount equal to fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) or three (3) times the total of actual damages, costs, and fees, whichever is greater.

(c) This chapter shall not be construed to limit the rights and remedies available to the state of Rhode Island or to any person under any other law and shall not alter or restrict the attorney general's authority under chapter 36 of title 6 entitled "antitrust law" or chapter 13.1 of title 6 entitled "deceptive trade practices" with regard to conduct involving assertions of patent infringement.

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