Along with the challenges that come with starting any business, tech startups now have a whole new array of issues to worry about. The Internet Association, a Washington, D.C.-based political lobbying organization focused on protecting Internet freedom, is out to help.
Monthly Archives: October 2013
Washington, D.C. – The Internet Association, the D.C. based trade organization representing the interests of leading Internet companies, issued the following statement from its President and CEO Michael Beckerman on the introduction of The Patent Litigation Integrity Act (S. 1612):
Today, The Internet Association signed on to a letter with 23 other organizations that represent tens of thousands of businesses employing tens of millions of Americans, as well as public utilities and public interest groups. The letter, sent to Judiciary Committee leaders and members, calls on Congress to provide relief from patent abuse by creating an efficient, inexpensive alternative to litigation for fighting the invalid business method patents commonly asserted by PAEs.
If you’ve heard about patent trolls, you already know that they hurt businesses, drive up prices for consumers and are a drain on our economy to the tune of $80 billion annually. What you may not know is that they are no longer limiting their targets to software developers and high-tech companies.
The Internet Association applauds Chairman Goodlatte’s bipartisan introduction of The Innovation Act. This bill will reduce the unfair advantages and incentives that patent trolls rely on to target businesses of all sizes and sectors, costing our economy $80 billion per year. With minor but necessary improvements, this bill will help all hard-working American businesses and improve our patent system.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, The Internet Association President & CEO Michael Beckerman hosted and moderated a live webcast discussing the results of a report on U.S. Internet-enabled, part-time businesses. The research, commissioned by The Internet Association and conducted by market research firm, Harris Interactive sought to determine the U.S. economic impact of Internet-enabled, part-time businesses. Today’s presentation highlighted the study’s findings.
Excerpt: On October 4, 2013, The Internet Association signed on to a letter respectfully urging the United States Patent and Trademark Office to extend its timeline identified in its request for comments and public hearing on the Department of Commerce’s Green Paper, Copyright Policy, Creativity, and Innovation in the Digital Economy. To read the letter The Internet Association…
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Internet Association will release the results of a new first-of-its-kind study on how the Internet is powering the growth of part-time businesses, strengthening the economy and increasing families’ income.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Michael Beckerman, President and CEO of The Internet Association, issued the following statement welcoming the House Democrats’ comprehensive immigration reform legislation: