TechNet Statement on the Introduction of the Innovation Act of 2013

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October 23, 2013 

TechNet Statement on the Introduction of the Innovation Act of 2013 

Washington, D.C. – TechNet, the bipartisan policy and political network of CEO’s that promotes the growth of the innovation economy, issued the following statement in response to introduction of the Innovation Act of 2013:

TechNet welcomes the introduction today of the Innovation Act of 2013 sponsored by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Goodlatte, and Representatives DeFazio, Coble, Lofgren, Smith, Eshoo, Chaffetz, Farenthold, and Bachus.

“Chairman Goodlatte and his colleagues have worked to craft a bill aimed at addressing the growing pattern of abusive litigation by certain entities commonly referred to as “patent trolls,” said Dan Turrentine, Vice President of Government Relations. “They are to be commended for including patent litigation reforms that will be important and effective measures to prevent frivolous claims of patent infringement and harassing threats against end users and innovators.  As the Committee moves to consider this legislation, we look forward to working with members to ensure America’s economic competitiveness and technology leadership around the world.”

 

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