May 24, 2016 | News, Statements

Statement On Patent Quality Measurement

Washington, DC – Today, the Internet Association submitted comments to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on the Patent Quality Metrics for Fiscal Year 2017. Michael Beckerman, President and CEO of the Internet Association, made the following statement on the submission:

“The Internet Association is encouraged by the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s dedication to improving patent quality. High-quality patents are crucial to enhancing innovation and incentivizing important research and development. In contrast, low quality patents disrupt the economy and open the door to uncertainty and costly litigation. Improving the metrics used to measure patent quality is a crucial step towards protecting innovation and growth in the Internet sector. The Internet industry applauds the USPTO’s efforts to implement meaningful changes to the patent system.”

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