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 On The Announcement Of Ajit Pai To Serve As FCC Chairman

Washington, DC– Internet Association President and CEO Michael Beckerman issued the following statement on the announcement of Ajit Pai to serve as Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman: “I have enjoyed working with Chairman Pai over the years and while he doesn’t always agree with our industry on every issue, he is both thoughtful and willing Read more »

2017 Inauguration Stats from Airbnb and HomeAway

Americans flooded our nation’s capital this weekend for events surrounding President Donald Trump’s inauguration. One thing was clear: internet-enabled home sharing platforms are an increasingly important option for travelers looking to find accommodations in DC and around the country.

Virtuous Circle: Fireside Chat with Secretary of State John Kerry

E.B. Boyd from Fast Company sits down with Secretary of State John Kerry to talk about Russian election hacking, cyber security, importance of diplomat fluency in tech, and how the US supports tech around the world. 0:28 – Russia DNC Hacking and Election Integrity 7:15 – US response to cyber hacking 12:00 – Role of Read more »

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Washington, DC– Internet Association President and CEO Michael Beckerman issued the following statement on the announcement of Ajit Pai to serve as Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman: “I have enjoyed working with Chairman Pai over the years and while he doesn’t always agree with our industry on every issue, he is both thoughtful and willing Read more »

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