From the Alliance

Nov. 7, 2013

Innovation Alliance Executive Director Brian Pomper released the following statement regarding today’s Senate Commerce Subcommittee hearing on Demand Letters and Consumer Protection:

For Immediate Release

“The Innovation Alliance abhors abusive, frivolous demand letters, and we are very sympathetic to those who receive them. Where there are abuses, policymakers should adopt targeted measures to address those abuses. While the Innovation Alliance supports efforts to educate consumers and small businesses in responding to abusive demand letters, we believe that expanding the Federal Trade Commission’s regulatory authority under Section 5, potentially giving it unprecedented and unwarranted power to decide the validity of patents and the merits of infringement claims and commercial licensing negotiations, is the wrong approach.”

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