From the Alliance

Apr. 9, 2014

Innovation Alliance Applauds Decision to Postpone Patent Bill Markup to Take More Time to Draft Proposal That Can Achieve Balance and Broad-Based Support

WASHINGTON – Innovation Alliance Executive Director Brian Pomper released the following statement regarding the Senate Judiciary Committee’s decision today to delay its patent reform markup:

“We appreciate how hard the Members of the Judiciary Committee and their staffs have been working on patent legislation. The Innovation Alliance has long urged the Committee to proceed cautiously and deliberately in drafting legislation to target abusive practices in patent litigation. We therefore applaud the decision to postpone the markup to take more time to draft a proposal that can achieve broad-based support. We pledge to continue working constructively with the Members of the Committee and other stakeholders in this debate on developing a balanced proposal targeted at abuse that does not hinder innovation. The future of the U.S. economy depends upon getting that balance right.”

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