In Case You Missed It, the National Retail Federation (NRF) and the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) have joined the Internet Association (IA) and the National Restaurant Association (NRA) on a print and radio advertising campaign in targeted states and districts across the United States, urging Congress to end patent abuse and shield American businesses from patent trolls.
Monthly Archives: August 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, The Internet Association (IA), National Restaurant Association (NRA), National Retail Federation (NRF) and the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) launched a print and radio advertising campaign in targeted states and districts across the country urging Congress to put an end to patent abuse and to protect American businesses from patent trolls.
In Case You Missed It, Congress may be out of town, but that doesn’t mean it can hide from Beltway lobbyists. Giving lawmakers a little nudge to make sure they keep their promise to take up patent reform legislation addressing patent troll abuses when Congress returns Sept. 9, four associations are launching an ad campaign tomorrow in 17 states.
In Case You Missed It, amid the fallout from the revelations of the National Security Agency’s wide-ranging electronic surveillance program, several leading technology trade groups are calling on the White House to temper the data-collection activities with new transparency and privacy provisions.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Internet Association today commented on an important new report from the Government Accountability Office that confirmed the rapid rise in patent litigation and noted the increase in litigation by “patent monetization entities” (patent trolls) and the assertion of low-quality patents.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Internet Association released the following statement regarding its filing in response to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) inquiry of industry’s voluntary initiatives to reduce online infringement:
Excerpt: The Internet Association submits the following comment in response to the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO) request for comments to inform its “Voluntary Best Practices Study.” The Internet Association is the unified voice of the Internet economy, representing the interests of leading Internet companies and their global community of users.We are dedicated to… Read more
In Case You Missed It, web integration and ways to do business online in the innovative melting pot of Downtown Brooklyn was the topic of the day the Internet Association’s Brooklyn Small Business Crawl on Monday.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Leading technology trade associations are urging the White House and Congress to take new steps to reform government collection of private data — steps that the groups believe will better protect civil liberties while keeping doors open to innovation in the digital economy.
Excerpt: We appreciate the opportunity to participate in the discussions surrounding privacy and civil liberties that the Administration has convened regarding the scope and operation of the U.S. government’s surveillance programs. As a follow up to the meeting at the White House on August 6, 2013, we offer the following recommendations to the Administration and… Read more
In Case You Missed It, tech lobbyist Matt Tanielian sent out an e-mail blast about a “big tent” meeting in hopes of bringing together business leaders whose companies had been targeted by “patent trolls”.
Excerpt: The continued growth of the Internet as a global medium for innovation, trade, and commerce is made possible by laws that preserve the vitality of an open and consumer-oriented Internet environment. To ensure this growth, The Internet Association is an active stakeholder in the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and the Trans-Pacific Partnership, two… Read more
Washington, DC – IA Vice President, Federal Government Affairs Michael Bloom released the following statement on the introduction of the Stopping Harmful Image Exploitation and Limiting Distribution Act (SHIELD Act) in the House of Representatives, which would criminalize the distribution of non-consensual intimate imagery (NCII): “The internet industry urges the immediate passage the SHIELD Act… Read more