Washington, DC – IA Senior Vice President, Global Government Affairs Michael Bloom issued the following statement on the introduction of the STRONGER Patents Act of 2019: “High-quality patents are a crucial driver of America’s economy and the (inter partes review) IPR process helps ensure we have a high-quality patent system. This bill would hamstring the… Read more
IA Senior Vice President, Global Government Affairs Melika Carroll issued the following statement on the Restoring America’s Leadership in Innovation Act.
Washington, DC – Internet Association Senior Vice President, Global Government Affairs Melika Carroll released the following statement on the STRONGER Patents Act of 2018: “A high-quality patent system is indispensable to the American economy. Despite its name, the STRONGER Patents Act will weaken our current patent system by dismantling the IPR process and embolden litigation… Read more
Washington, DC – Internet Association Senior Vice President of Global Government Affairs Melika Carroll released the following statement on the confirmation of Andrei Iancu as Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO): “The internet industry congratulates Andrei Iancu on his confirmation as Under Secretary… Read more
Internet Association submitted comments today to the USPTO in response to the USPTO’s PTAB Procedural Reform Initiative.
Internet Association General Counsel Abigail Slater issued the following statement on the Supreme Court’s decision in the TC Heartland patent venue case.
Today, the Internet Association, along with the Computer & Communications Industry Association, Dell, Garmin, Intel, Red Hat, Samsung, SAP America, SAS Institute, The Software & Information Industry Association, Symmetry, and Vizio, filed an amicus brief with the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in the Aqua Products, Inc. case supporting the U.S. Patent Office’s (PTO) efforts to improve patent quality.
Washington, DC – Today, the Internet Association submitted comments to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on the Patent Quality Metrics for Fiscal Year 2017. Michael Beckerman, President and CEO of the Internet Association, made the following statement on the submission…
In advance of this morning’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the PATENT Act, the Internet Association is releasing a video that explains why patent trolls are so harmful to the economy and highlights the need for patent process reform.
Washington, DC – IA Senior Director, Federal Government Affairs and Counsel Mike Lemon released the following statement on the passage of the EARN IT Act in The Senate Judiciary Committee: “The internet industry shares the Senate Judiciary Committee’s goal of ending child exploitation online and appreciates their continued efforts to improve the EARN IT Act…. Read more