The Innovation Alliance Sends Letter to House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Leaders Expressing Support for the Targeting Rogue and Opaque Letters Act of 2014
WASHINGTON – Brian Pomper on behalf of Innovation Alliance today sent a letter to the leadership of the U.S. House and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade expressing support for the Targeting Rogue and Opaque Letters (TROL) Act of 2014.
In his letter, Pomper, the executive director of the Innovation Alliance, a coalition of research and development-focused companies that believe in the critical importance of maintaining a strong patent system, applauded the subcommittee and its staff for creating a balanced bill that combats abusive behavior.
“Through the mass mailing of bad faith demand letters, some bad actors have abused an otherwise legitimate patent enforcement practice for the purpose of extracting payment from small ‘mom and pop’ businesses and other groups of people generally unfamiliar with the patent system,” according to the letter. Pomper thanked the subcommittee for their hard work in creating a bill “that sensibly targets abusive demand letter practices while respecting legitimate patent-related communications, which are integral to the functioning of the patent system and often allow for the resolution of patent disputes without the need for costly litigation.”
The letter was delivered today to House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Chairman Lee Terry (R-NE) and Ranking Member Jan Schakowsky (D-IL).
The Innovation Alliance represents innovators, patent owners and stakeholders from a diverse range of industries that believe in the critical importance of maintaining a strong patent system that supports innovative enterprises of all sizes. Innovation Alliance members can be found in large and small communities across the country, helping to fuel the innovation pipeline and drive the 21st century economy.
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