Press Release

Coalition for Patent Fairness Opposes Current Direction of Senate Patent Reform Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 2, 2011: The Coalition for Patent Fairness (CPF) issued the following statement in advance of the Senate Judiciary Committee mark-up of S.23, the Patent Reform Act of 2011:

"The Coalition for Patent Fairness opposes S.23 because innovative technology companies would like to take a step forward - not backward. This bill is supposed to be a consensus issue for stakeholders in the patent system. Right now, there is no real consensus.

“The current bill does not reflect the needs of our nation’s most innovative companies who constantly face the growing burden of abusive, unjustified patent infringement claims.

“The Coalition for Patent Fairness believes the path to patent reform must begin with an open conversation among the technological leaders of today and the innovators of tomorrow. If Congress goes at this alone, America’s patent problems will continue but American innovation will not.”

The Coalition for Patent Fairness is a diverse group of companies and industry associations dedicated to enhancing U.S. innovation, job creation, and competitiveness in the global market by modernizing and strengthening our nation’s patent system.

Contact: Amos Snead, Amos.Snead@StoryPartnersDC.com 
For more information, visit http://www.patentfairness.org.