Monthly Archives: July 2018

July 17, 2018 | News, Statements

Statement On The 21st Century Internet Act

Washington, DC – Internet Association President & CEO Michael Beckerman released the following statement on the introduction of the 21st Century Internet Act as introduced by Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO):

“The internet industry commends Rep. Coffman for his thoughtful approach to preserving net neutrality protections. A majority of Americans agree that consumers should have access to the entire internet and ISPs should not be able to engage in blocking, throttling, or paid prioritization of traffic on the internet. The 21st Century Internet Act reflects these principles and is a step in the right direction.

“Net neutrality is a consumer issue, not a partisan one. The internet industry remains outcome oriented to achieve strong, enforceable net neutrality rules through the courts, the FCC, and bipartisan legislation, including the CRA.”

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July 10, 2018 | News, Statements

Statement On The Restoring America’s Leadership in Innovation Act

Washington, DC – Internet Association Senior Vice President, Global Government Affairs Melika Carroll issued the following statement on the Restoring America’s Leadership in Innovation Act:

The Restoring America’s Leadership in Innovation Act would hurt job creators and inventors in the U.S. by undoing the progress made by Congress in the America Invents Act (AIA) and recent decisions by the courts. America’s patent system thrives thanks to our country’s world-class inventors and a patent system that fosters innovation, thanks to legislation like the 2011 America Invents Act. The inter partes review process in AIA and the court’s decision in Alice are integral parts of the system. In fact, the U.S. ranks number one overall in the U.S. Chamber International IP Index and R&D investments in the software and internet industry grew faster than any other industry in the years following the Alice decision. We should be looking to strengthen our balanced patent system rather than undoing the progress we’ve made.

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