Patent Patrol: 11 June 2014

In this week’s batch of IP awarded to Tennessee residents and companies: a cooking grill, a video surveillance system, and more…
Jun 11, 2014 1:15 PM

Patent Patrol: 4 June 2014

In this week’s batch of IP awarded to Tennessee residents and companies: a knee prosthesis, an airbag assembly, and more …
Jun 4, 2014 12:54 PM

Patent Patrol: 14 May 2014

In this week’s batch of IP awarded to Tennessee residents and companies: a baby toy and packaging, a filter clamping system, and more…
May 14, 2014 1:39 PM

Patent Patrol: 7 May 2014

In this week’s batch of IP awarded to Tennessee residents and companies: an ice scraper, a hearing aid apparatus, and more…
May 7, 2014 11:15 AM

Patent Patrol: 30 April 2014

In this week’s batch of IP awarded to Tennessee residents and companies: a traction cleat for footwear, a garden tool handle, and more…
Apr 30, 2014 11:48 AM

Patent Patrol: 23 April 2014

In this week’s batch of IP awarded to Tennessee residents and companies: a hat, a compact electrical power meter, and more…
Apr 23, 2014 11:18 AM

Patent Patrol: 16 April 2014

In this week’s batch of IP awarded to Tennessee residents and companies: a speaker system, a bulldozer with improved visibility, and more…
Apr 16, 2014 10:54 AM

Reining in the patent trolls

State lawmakers on Monday sent to Gov. Bill Haslam a bill that will hit with damages and costs entities filing bad-faith patent infringement cases — so called "patent trolls" — against Tennessee companies. A trio of Bass Berry & Sims attorneys has some insights on the legislation.

Under the bill, intended recipients of communications that meet any of these requirements may file suit in any Tennessee circuit or chancery court. Those who prevail shall be awarded litigation costs and fees, including attorneys’ fees, and may be awarded actual damages as well as punitive damages equal to three times the amount of actual damages. In addition, the office of the attorney general is empowered to enforce the bill through its investigative and prosecutorial authority.

Apr 15, 2014 2:11 PM

Patent Patrol: 9 April 2014

In this week’s batch of IP awarded to Tennessee residents and companies: a door lockset, a surgical aiming device, and more…
Apr 9, 2014 12:18 PM

Patent Patrol: 2 April 2014

In this week’s batch of IP awarded to Tennessee residents and companies: a method for controlling insects, an angled rotating merry go round, and more…
Apr 2, 2014 2:00 PM