July 12, 2013 | News, Statements

Internet Association Statement on H.R. 2639, the “Patent Litigation and Innovation Act of 2013”

The Internet Association thanks Congressmen Jeffries and Farenthold for their introduction of H.R. 2639, the “Patent Litigation and Innovation Act of 2013.”  This legislation addresses systemic flaws in patent litigation that patent trolls exploit to bring speculative patent cases in the hope of a quick nuisance settlement. By requiring more precision in initial pleadings, the bill would allow courts and defendants to better assess the legitimacy of infringement claims.  By refining the sequence of discovery, the bill will alleviate some of the litigation burdens faced by legitimate innovators, making it easier to take on patent trolls asserting flawed patents or meritless claims.

Because patent trolls have many tools at their disposal, more will need to be done to both improve patent quality and reduce abusive patent litigation. However, this piece of legislation is an important contribution to that overall effort.

Statement In Support Of The U.S. Court of Appeals Decision On Net Neutrality

Internet Association President &CEO Michael Beckerman issued a statement in support of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit decision to uphold the FCC’s net neutrality rules.

Internet Association, CCIA & i2Coalition Statement On The NTIA Report On The ICANN Transition Proposals

Washington, DC – Today, the Internet Association, Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA), and the Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition) issued the following statement on the National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA) report on the ICANN transition proposals…

Internet Association Goes On The Air In Chicago To Support Home Sharing

The Internet Association today announced a comprehensive, seven-figure advertising strategy to ensure home sharing is preserved in Chicago. The campaign kicks off with a two-week, multi-station radio buy across WVON, GCI, GRB, and WVAZ.

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Internet Association President &CEO Michael Beckerman issued a statement in support of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit decision to uphold the FCC’s net neutrality rules.

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