date icon June 19, 2014 category icon 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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