United States Code

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§ 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.

(Added Pub. L. 112–29, § 17(a), Sept. 16, 2011, 125 Stat. 329.)
cite as: 35 USC 298