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The Internet Association Commends The Passage of The Innovation Act

WASHINGTON, D.C.. — Today, Michael Beckerman, President and CEO of The Internet Association issued the following statement expressing support of the U.S. House of Representatives’ passage of H.R. 3309, the Innovation Act:

“The Internet Association commends the passage of H.R. 3309, the Innovation Act. This legislation will help combat today’s widespread abuse of our patent system that costs our economy $80 billion each year. The Internet Association supports the fair, common-sense adjustments that this bill makes to patent litigation. This bipartisan legislation should send a powerful message to patent trolls that their continued abuse of the patent system and extortion of American businesses will not be tolerated. We are also encouraged by the White House’s support of the bill and will continue to work with the Senate to ensure the passage of strong and effective legislation that deters the abusive litigation practices of patent trolls and promotes innovation and economic growth.”