March 10, 2015 | News, Statements

Statement on Senate Confirmations of Michelle Lee and Daniel Marti

Washington, D.C. – Internet Association President and CEO Michael Beckerman issues the following statement on the confirmation of Michelle Lee as the Under Secretary for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office and Daniel Marti as the Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator:

“The Internet Association applauds the confirmation of Michelle Lee as the Under Secretary for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office and Daniel Marti as the Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator. Ms. Lee has a strong appreciation for the importance of a properly functioning patent system and its value to the U.S. economy. With his extensive national and international litigation experience in private practice, Mr. Marti is well qualified to coordinate intellectual property enforcement for the U.S. Government.

“On behalf of our members, we look forward to continuing to work with Ms. Lee and the USPTO on developing solutions necessary to address the challenges currently facing our patent system.  We also anticipate a continued and productive dialogue with the Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator on how best to preserve the balance between limitations and exceptions and the enforcement of exclusive rights in copyright law.”

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Statement Announcing Intention To Intervene In Judicial Action To Preserve Net Neutrality Protections

Washington, DC — Internet Association President & CEO Michael Beckerman issued the following statement on the publication of the “Restoring Internet Freedom Order” that will gut net neutrality protections for consumers, startups, and other stakeholders: “The final version of Chairman Pai’s rule, as expected, dismantles popular net neutrality protections for consumers. This rule defies the Read more »

Statement on Gov. Cuomo’s Online Election Advertising Proposal

Albany, NY — John Olsen, Internet Association Executive Director for the State of New York, issued the following statement on Gov. Cuomo’s online election advertising proposal: “Internet Association commends Governor Cuomo and state lawmakers for starting a discussion about how to ensure greater transparency in online election advertising. IA is working with Federal policymakers on Read more »

Statement On Rep. Nadler’s Appointment As Ranking Member Of The House Judiciary Committee

IA President & CEO Michael Beckerman released the following statement on the election of Rep. Jerry Nadler as Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee: “The internet industry congratulates Rep. Nadler on his election as Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee. Rep. Nadler has a long track record of leadership on internet issues and Read more »

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Washington, DC — Internet Association President & CEO Michael Beckerman issued the following statement on the publication of the “Restoring Internet Freedom Order” that will gut net neutrality protections for consumers, startups, and other stakeholders: “The final version of Chairman Pai’s rule, as expected, dismantles popular net neutrality protections for consumers. This rule defies the Read more »

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