June 19, 2014 | News, Statements

Statement Regarding the Recent U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on Bad Patents

Washington, D.C. – The Internet Association’s President and CEO, Michael Beckerman issues the following statement regarding the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank:

“It is well known that patent trolls aggressively litigate vague and overly broad patents, abuse the court system for financial gain, and stifle innovation and economic growth. Today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision is a needed first step toward weeding out the low quality patents often used by trolls. But unless Congress refocuses its efforts on patent reform, trolls will continue to use abusive high-cost litigation tactics to extort payments based patents that ought to fail under the Court’s decision.”

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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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