TechNet Applauds Senate Action on Patent Reform
Calls on President Obama to Enact Much Needed Update for Patent System
Washington, D.C. – TechNet, the bipartisan policy and political network of technology CEOs that promotes the growth of the innovation economy, applauded the Senate passage of the America Invents Act.
“TechNet’s membership includes many of the world’s most innovative companies who rely on a robust and fair patent system,” said Rey Ramsey, President and CEO of TechNet. “The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act seeks to update and harmonize the nation’s patent system. We thank Chairman Leahy and Chairman Smith and the many other members of the House and Senate who have worked for six years to reach consensus on a bill that updates and harmonizes the nation’s patent system. Innovation and intellectual property are the foundation of a strong economy. The chairmen recognized the vital role that a modern patent system plays in today’s global economy. We thank them for their commitment to this effort and look forward to President Obama signing this legislation.”
TechNet is the national, bipartisan network of CEOs that promotes the growth of technology industries and the economy by building long-term relationships between technology leaders and policymakers and by advocating a targeted policy agenda. TechNet’s members represent more than one million employees in the fields of information technology, biotechnology, e-commerce and finance. TechNet has offices in Washington, D.C., Palo Alto, Sacramento, Seattle, Boston and Austin. Web address: www.technet.org <http://www.technet.org> <http://www.technet.org>. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter at @technetupdate.
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