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CPF Statement on House Judiciary Subcommittee Hearing Regarding Patent Issues

"The Coalition for Patent Fairness would like to thank Chairman Coble, Rep. Nadler and all of the Members of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Intellectual Property for holding today’s hearing," said Matt Tanielian, Executive Director of the Coalition. "The testimony of Deputy PTO Director Michelle Lee demonstrates the PTO’s ongoing commitment to fostering innovation by improving patent quality and implementing important changes under the America Invents Act, which have provided important tools to fight patent trolls using the post-grant review process."

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New PWC Study Highlights Continued, Urgent Need for a Comprehensive Legislative Patent Litigation Reform

The following statement can be attributed to Matthew Tanielian, Executive Director of the Coalition for Patent Fairness.

“According to a just-released PricewaterhouseCoopers patent litigation study, non-practicing entities, or patent trolls, filed 67 percent of all new patent infringement cases in 2013, compared to just 28 percent in 2009.  That’s a staggering increase and further proof of how out-of-control the patent litigation system has become. As the report notes, the median damages awarded to patent trolls tripled that of practicing entities over the last four years. When cases went to juries, rather than being decided by judges, the median award was more than 37 times higher (measured between 2010 and 2013).

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Supreme Court Ruling Highlights Continued Need for Comprehensive Legislative Solution to Inequities in Patent Litigation System

The Coalition for Patent Fairness today issued the following statement, which may be attributed for the record to Matt Tanielian, Executive Director:

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CPF Statement on Senate Judiciary Committee’s Failure to Advance Patent Reform Legislation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 21, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The following statement can be attributed to Matthew Tanielian, executive director of the Coalition for Patent Fairness.

“The member companies of the Coalition for Patent Fairness are stunned and deeply disappointed by the decision to remove comprehensive patent litigation reform legislation from the Senate Judiciary Committee’s agenda. Patent trolls and their special interest allies are the only winners today.

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Letter to Chairman Leahy and Ranking Member Grassley on Patent Reform Legislation

Dear Chairman Leahy and Ranking Member Grassley:

Patents are bedrock to the American innovation economy, but when they are used by patent trolls to extort American businesses, Congressional action is unquestionably necessary.

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CPF Statement on the Senate Judiciary Committee Markup of Patent Reform Legislation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 3, 2014                                               

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The following statement can be attributed to Matthew Tanielian, executive director of the Coalition for Patent Fairness.

“The Senate Judiciary Committee has made significant progress on drafting bipartisan, patent reform legislation, but there is still a lot of work to get done before crossing the finish line. We need a strong bill that includes meaningful provisions on fee shifting, discovery requirements, and genuine pleading standards. While we remain hopeful that an agreement can be worked out, our ultimate support for a legislative package hinges on the strength of these combined provisions. It’s imperative that the package take meaningful action toward ending the patent troll business model.

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Coalition for Patent Fairness Statement on Patent Fee Integrity Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 13, 2014

Washington, D.C. – The Coalition for Patent Fairness (CPF) thanks Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) for introducing the Patent Fee Integrity Act.

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CPF Statement on White House Briefing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 20, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Coalition for Patent Fairness thanks Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, NEC Director Gene Sperling, Acting PTO Director Michelle Lee, and U.S. CTO Todd Park for the executive actions taken today and for their strong public remarks calling for Senate passage of patent litigation reform legislation. Following is a statement by CPF Executive Director Matt Tanielian:

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The Coalition for Patent Fairness Applauds President Obama For His Support for Patent Reform

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 28, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The following can be attributed to Matthew Tanielian, executive director of the Coalition for Patent Fairness:

“The Coalition for Patent Fairness thanks President Obama for his expression of support for meaningful patent reform during his 2014 State of the Union address.

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The Coalition for Patent Fairness Asks President Obama to Address Patent Reform in the State of the Union Address

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 23, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As President Obama prepares his remarks for the 2014 State of the Union Address on January 28, the Coalition for Patent Fairness asks him to address the need for comprehensive patent reform legislation during the current Congress.

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