Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, Section 17. Advice of counsel
This document contains Section 17 of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
SEC. 17. ADVICE OF COUNSEL.
(a) IN GENERAL.--Chapter 29 of title 35, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:
“§ 298. Advice of counsel
“The failure of an infringer to obtain the advice of counsel with respect to any allegedly infringed patent, or the failure of the infringer to present such advice to the court or jury, may not be used to prove that the accused infringer willfully infringed the patent or that the infringer intended to induce infringement of the patent.”.
(b) CONFORMING AMENDMENT.--The table of sections for chapter 29 of title 35, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:
“298. Advice of counsel.”.