May 21, 2014 | News, Statements

Statement on Senate’s Failure to Act on Patent Reform

Washington, D.C. –  The Internet Association’s President and CEO, Michael Beckerman issues the following statement regarding the status of patent reform in the Senate:

“The delay on a patent reform vote in the Senate Judiciary Committee is deeply disappointing. Patent abuse harms thousands of businesses – both small and large – from retailers to credit unions to main street businesses and the Internet community, as well as millions of consumers. Every day that reform is delayed is a win for patent trolls and a loss for hardworking Americans.

Last year, pro-reform stakeholders and consumer advocates united behind consensus patent reform legislation that passed the House of Representatives. It received the support of 325 Members of the House – a majority from both parties – and it was backed by President Obama. If it is not possible for the Senate Judiciary Committee to proceed with its own legislation, the Internet Association calls on Senate Majority Leader Reid to stand with innovators and bring the House-passed Innovation Act to the floor of the Senate for an up or down vote.”

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Video: Sen. Booker Discusses the Value of an Open Internet

Washington, D.C. – As Congress continues to look for ways to grow the economy, Sen. Cory Booker recently sat down with The Internet Association at the “Small Business Tech and Social Innovation Forum” to discuss how innovation online drives economic growth and opportunity for Americans.

ICYMI- A small business ‘crawl’ in Fresno

In Case You Missed It, the Internet plays a large role in positioning California as the world’s eighth largest economy. California reaps the benefits of the Internet economy on a daily basis; these benefits are felt statewide, far beyond Silicon Valley.

Statement on Recent Developments to Allow Ridesharing in Virginia

Washington, D.C. – The Internet Association’s President and CEO, Michael Beckerman, issues the following statement on recent developments to allow ridesharing in Virginia:

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Washington, D.C. – As Congress continues to look for ways to grow the economy, Sen. Cory Booker recently sat down with The Internet Association at the “Small Business Tech and Social Innovation Forum” to discuss how innovation online drives economic growth and opportunity for Americans.

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