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.

Internet Association Announces Recipients of First Annual California Internet Champions Award

Sacramento, CA – The Internet Association announced today that California Assembly Members Ian Calderon and Henry T. Perea are being honored as 2014 Internet Champions for their advocacy and leadership on Internet-related issues in the State Legislature…

Orlando Ridesharing Ordinance Will Limit Consumer Choice In Transportation

Washington, D.C. – The Internet Association submitted a letter to Orlando mayor Buddy Dyer today, expressing the Internet industry’s serious concerns with anti-competitive provisions that target Orlando’s ridesharing companies…

Statement on U.K. Internet Encryption Proposals

Washington, D.C. – Internet Association President and CEO Michael Beckerman issues the following statement on British Prime Minister David Cameron’s recent Internet encryption proposals…

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Sacramento, CA – The Internet Association announced today that California Assembly Members Ian Calderon and Henry T. Perea are being honored as 2014 Internet Champions for their advocacy and leadership on Internet-related issues in the State Legislature…

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