Monthly Archives: October 2013

date icon October 31, 2013 category icon ICYMI

ICYMI- Internet Association Helps Businesses, Startups Fight Patent Trolls

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.

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date icon October 30, 2013 category icon Statements

Statement: The Internet Association Applauds Senator Hatch’s Legislation to Combat Patent Trolls

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):

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date icon October 28, 2013 category icon Letters


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.

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date icon October 23, 2013 category icon Statements

We Applaud the House Judiciary Introduction of Bipartisan Patent Reform Legislation

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.

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date icon October 17, 2013 category icon Press Releases Videos

Internet: Supercharger of Today’s Economy

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Internet Association, the unified voice of the Internet economy, released a video today that showcases the powerful economic benefits of the Internet.

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date icon October 9, 2013 category icon Press Releases Videos

The Internet Association Releases Part-Time Business Economic Report: Internet Fuels Part-Time Businesses; Adds $141 Billion to U.S. Economy

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.

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date icon October 4, 2013 category icon Letters

The Internet Association TIA – NTIA Request for Extension Letter

  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… Read more

date icon October 4, 2013 category icon Press Releases

MEDIA ADVISORY: The Internet Association to Release Economic Study via Google+ Hangouts Next Wednesday

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.

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date icon October 2, 2013 category icon Statements

The Internet Association Applauds House Democrats’ Introduction of Immigration Reform Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Michael Beckerman, President and CEO of The Internet Association, issued the following statement welcoming the House Democrats’ comprehensive immigration reform legislation:

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date icon October 1, 2013 category icon ICYMI

ICYMI- Patent-Suit Abuse Targeted as Supreme Court Accepts Case

In Case You Missed It, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear two appeals that would make it easier for targets of patent suits to collect attorneys’ fees, agreeing to consider steps that some companies say would deter groundless litigation.

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Washington, DC – Internet Association President & CEO Michael Beckerman issued the following statement on the Federal Trade Commission’s workshop on the online ticket marketplace: “The internet industry supports efforts to allow internet-enabled companies to provide superior services to the benefit of consumers. IA members like Vivid Seats and StubHub offer immense value to fans… Read more

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