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.

Announcing E-commerce Company Etsy as Newest Member

Washington, D.C. — The Internet Association today announced that e-commerce company Etsy has joined its growing membership of global Internet industry leaders.

VIDEO: The Internet Association and U.S. Senator Cory Booker Bring Silicon Valley Knowhow to New Jersey Small Businesses

Washington, DC – Last week, The Internet Association partnered with U.S. Senator Cory Booker to host a forum focused on using the Internet to grow small businesses in New Jersey.

The Internet Association Comments on FCC Net Neutrality Proposal

Washington, D.C. – The Internet Association today submitted its comments to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) urging Commissioners to take strong and decisive action to guarantee an open Internet for the future. The Internet Association’s comments mark the first time that more than two dozen of the world’s most-recognizable and successful Internet companies have spoken with a unified voice on the issue of Net Neutrality.

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Washington, D.C. — The Internet Association today announced that e-commerce company Etsy has joined its growing membership of global Internet industry leaders.

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