§ 29-10-101 Chapter Definitions
§ 29-10-102 Frivolous or Bad Faith Assertion of Patent Infringement — Activities Not Constituting Violation — Exceptions to Applicability of Chapter
§ 29-10-103 Enforcement of Chapter
§ 29-10-104 Civil Action — Available Remedies and Damages

Terms Used In Tennessee Code > Title 29 > Chapter 10 - Patent Infringement Actions

  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Appointing authority: means a commissioner, department, officer or agency having power to make appointments to, and separations from, positions in state service. See Tennessee Code 8-30-103
  • class of positions: means a group of positions in state service determined by the commissioner to have sufficiently similar duties, authority, and responsibility such that:
    1. The same qualifications may be reasonably required for. See Tennessee Code 8-30-103
    2. Commissioner: refers to the commissioner of human resources appointed under § 8-30-104. See Tennessee Code 8-30-103
    3. Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
    4. Department: refers to the department of human resources pursuant to § 8-30-104. See Tennessee Code 8-30-103
    5. Eligible: means an applicant meeting minimum qualifications whose name is on a list. See Tennessee Code 8-30-103
    6. Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
    7. Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
    8. Reporter: Makes a record of court proceedings and prepares a transcript, and also publishes the court's opinions or decisions (in the courts of appeals).
    9. Service: means service as a general employee, a teacher, a state police officer, a wildlife officer, a firefighter, a police officer, a state judge, a county judge, an attorney general, a commissioner or a county official which is paid for by an employer, and also includes service for which a former member of the general assembly is entitled to under former §§ 3-401 and 3-406. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
    10. State: means the state of Tennessee. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101