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date icon July 12, 2019 category icon Statements

Statement On The Introduction Of The STRONGER Patents Act Of 2019

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

date icon July 10, 2018 category icon Statements

Statement On The Restoring America’s Leadership in Innovation Act

IA Senior Vice President, Global Government Affairs Melika Carroll issued the following statement on the Restoring America’s Leadership in Innovation Act.

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date icon March 20, 2018 category icon Statements

Statement On The STRONGER Patents 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

date icon February 5, 2018 category icon Statements

Statement On Andrei Iancu’s Confirmation As USPTO Director

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

date icon May 30, 2017 category icon Press Releases

Internet Association Files Comments With USPTO On PTAB And Patent Trolls

Internet Association submitted comments today to the USPTO in response to the USPTO’s PTAB Procedural Reform Initiative.

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date icon May 22, 2017 category icon Statements

Statement On The Supreme Court’s Decision In TC Heartland

Internet Association General Counsel Abigail Slater issued the following statement on the Supreme Court’s decision in the TC Heartland patent venue case.

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date icon November 2, 2016 category icon Press Releases

Internet Association and 11 Other Tech Organizations File Amicus Brief In Support of Inter Partes Review In Aqua Products 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.

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date icon May 24, 2016 category icon Statements

Statement On Patent Quality Measurement

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…

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date icon May 7, 2015 category icon Press Releases Videos

VIDEO: Here’s What You Should Know About Patent Reform

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.

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date icon May 6, 2015 category icon Press Releases

Comments on Enhancing Patent Quality

Today, the Internet Association submitted comments to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) commending the office’s efforts to enhance patent quality.

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“Online job postings have more than tripled and half of all Americans are now using the internet to search for jobs. “ Michael Beckerman, IA President & CEO Washington, DC – Internet Association today released the August IA Industry Indicators: Jobs (3i Jobs) report, which presents monthly insights on the U.S. job market using data… Read more

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