Patent News

Nov. 20, 2013

Letters of Concern over Innovation Act, H.R. 3309

Overly detailed pleading requirements, inflexible discovery limits, and broad provisions permitting stays against certain parties have the potential to undermine the enforceability of all patent rights, no matter how valuable the patent, and thus potentially incentivize infringement. When patent rights are weakened, the incentive for investing in innovation is diminished.

The Innovation Alliance continues to have concerns that some provisions of H.R. 3309 would have undesirable consequences for the patent system as a whole and they are not alone.

To review letters of concern from other groups over the Innovation Act, H.R. 3309, please click here.