Kentucky Introduces Its Own Bill To Combat Patent Trolls
Legal Newsline Legal Journal - February 20, 2014
Add Kentucky to the growing list of states that are introducing their own legislation to combat so-called "patent trolls".
Earlier this month, Sens. Whitney Westerfield and Christian McDaniel, both Republicans, introduced Senate Bill 116.
The legislation would enable the recipients of bad-faith letters to sue trolls trying to extort money from them.
The bill would also allow recipients to recover damages, the "reasonable cost of litigation," including attorney's fees, and exemplary damages in an amount equal to $50,000 or three times the total of the damages, costs and fees, whichever is greater.