April 29, 2014 | News, Statements

Supreme Court Recognizes Patent Trolls are a Problem: Legislation Still Needed

Congress Must Act Now

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, The Internet Association’s President and CEO Michael Beckerman issued the following statement regarding the Supreme Court’s decisions on two fee-shifting cases, Octane Fitness and Highmark:

“Today, the Supreme Court recognized the burden that abusive patent litigation places on American businesses and the urgent need to address the problem. Joining the White House and Congress, the Supreme Court is the latest branch of government to agree that abusive patent litigation must be swiftly and strongly curtailed. The Internet Association welcomes the Court’s ruling to make it easier to shift fees in exceptional cases, but legislation is needed to fully address the problem of patent troll tactics that drive up litigation costs for the purpose of extracting nuisance settlements. Every day that goes by without clear legislative guidance on fee shifting and other necessary reforms to patent litigation hurts innovation and costs jobs. Congress must act now.”

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Statement On The AI In Government Act Of 2018

Washington, DC – Internet Association Director of Diversity and Inclusion Policy Sean Perryman issued the following statement upon the introduction of the AI in Government Act of 2018: “The internet industry commends Senators Gardner and Schatz for their leadership in sponsoring the AI in Government Act. This bill assembles experts from the private and public Read more »

Statement On Final Passage Of The Music Modernization Act

IA President & CEO Michael Beckerman issued the following statement upon the final passage of the Music Modernization Act in the House of Representatives.

Statement On NTIA’s Privacy Principles Request For Comment

Washington, DC – Internet Association President and CEO Michael Beckerman issued the following statement on NTIA’s privacy principles request for comment: “The internet industry commends NTIA for leading an important national dialogue on the importance of modernizing America’s approach to data privacy. Americans deserve – and internet companies support – a modern approach to privacy Read more »

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Washington, DC – Internet Association Director of Diversity and Inclusion Policy Sean Perryman issued the following statement upon the introduction of the AI in Government Act of 2018: “The internet industry commends Senators Gardner and Schatz for their leadership in sponsoring the AI in Government Act. This bill assembles experts from the private and public Read more »

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