date icon November 18, 2013 category icon Press Releases Statements

The Internet Association Welcomes Chairman Leahy and Senator Lee’s Introduction of Legislation to Protect Innovators Against Abusive Patent Litigation

Washington, D.C. — Today, Michael Beckerman, President and CEO of The Internet Association issued the following statement welcoming the introduction of The Patent Transparency and Improvements Act of 2013:

“The Internet Association welcomes Chairman Leahy and Senator Lee’s bill to the patent reform conversation. Because patent trolls have many tools at their disposal, more will need to be done to both improve patent quality and reduce abusive patent litigation. This piece of legislation is an important contribution to that overall effort. We look forward to working with Chairman Leahy and the Senate Judiciary Committee as this process moves forward.”


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