“In our mission to combat patent trolls, The Internet Association welcomes the support of such a diverse group of pro-patent reform stakeholders. These groups represent a huge segment of our economy and demonstrate the breadth of support for meaningful patent reform,” said Michael Beckerman, President and CEO of The Internet Association. “The patent troll problem has gotten out of control and we need Congress to immediately fix the inequities that allow hard working businesses to be victimized. We need a real solution now.”
The Internet Association and its member companies are committed to working with Congress to advance patent reform legislation into law and stop patent abuse. Organizations joining the effort include 1776, American Apparel and Footwear Association, American Gaming Association, American Hotel and Lodging Association, Apps Developers Alliance, Coalition for Patent Fairness, Competitive Carriers Association, Computer and Communications Industry Association, Consumer Electronics Association, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Engine, Generation Opportunity, i2Coalition, Information Technology Industry Council, Main Street Coalition, National Restaurant Association, National Retail Federation, Printing Industries of America, Public Knowledge, R Street Institute, The Travel Technology Association, US Telecom Association, and US Travel Association.