Press Release

Coalition for Patent Fairness Statement on Senate Judiciary Committee Passage

WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 3, 2011: The Coalition for Patent Fairness (CPF) issued the following statement after the Senate Judiciary Committee passed S.23, the Patent Reform Act of 2011 out of committee:

“The Coalition for Patent Fairness is encouraged the Senate is addressing patent reform, but the current approach is not yet the solution.

“Today’s committee action took a step in the right direction by removing controversial provisions of the legislation, but more work needs to be done. The Feinstein Amendment regarding willfulness was accepted by the committee and was a significant improvement to the bill.

“The Coalition for Patent Fairness believes that the bill in its current form has significant problems and we look forward to working with Congress to improve it.”

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. Coalition for Patent Fairness members include Adobe, Apple, Autodesk, Cisco, Dell, Google, Intel, Intuit, Micron, Oracle, RIM, SAP, Symantec, Verizon.

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