Washington, D.C. – In advance of this morning’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the PATENT Act, the Internet Association is releasing a video that explains why patent trolls are so harmful to the economy and highlights the need for patent process reform.
Entitled, ‘Here’s What You Should Know About Patent Reform’, the video emphasizes the havoc patent trolls wreak on small businesses and the economy. Numerous bills to address this issue have been proposed in Congress and received overwhelming support, including 14 last year alone. Despite this sweeping bipartisan support, the issue remains unresolved and awaits Congressional action in both the House and Senate.
Leaders in Congress must take steps to stop patent trolls, or they will continue to stifle innovation and hinder our country’s economic growth.
The Internet Association and its member companies are committed to working with Congress to advance patent reform legislation into law and stop patent abuse. Organizations joining the effort include 1776, American Apparel and Footwear Association, American Gaming Association, American Hotel and Lodging Association, Apps Developers Alliance, Coalition for Patent Fairness, Competitive Carriers Association, Computer and Communications Industry Association, Consumer Electronics Association, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Engine, Generation Opportunity, i2Coalition, Information Technology Industry Council, Main Street Coalition, National Restaurant Association, National Retail Federation, Printing Industries of America, Public Knowledge, R Street Institute, The Travel Technology Association, U.S. Telecom Association, and U.S. Travel Association.
Visit www.internetassociation.org to learn more about how you can help stop patent trolls and #fixpatents.