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2015 Florida Statutes

F.S. 501.994
501.994 Bond.If a person initiates a proceeding against a target in a court of competent jurisdiction, the target may move that the proceeding involves a bad faith assertion of patent infringement in violation of this part and request that the court issue a protective order. After the motion, and if the court finds that the target has established a reasonable likelihood that the plaintiff has made a bad faith assertion of patent infringement, the court must require the plaintiff to post a bond in an amount equal to the lesser of $250,000 or a good faith estimate of the target’s expense of litigation, including an estimate of reasonable attorney fees, conditioned on payment of any amount finally determined to be due to the target. The court shall hold a hearing at either party’s request. A court may waive the bond requirement for good cause shown or if it finds the plaintiff has available assets equal to the amount of the proposed bond.
History.s. 10, ch. 2015-92.