Press Release

Coalition for Patent Fairness Statement on One-Year Anniversary of Signing of The America Invents Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Coalition for Patent Fairness (CPF) issued the following statement to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the signing of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act.

“The Coalition for Patent Fairness has spent the last year working closely with the Congress and the Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) on successful implementation of The America Invents Act. The PTO has led a strong and inclusive effort to get the various implementation items completed on time.

“The Coalition for Patent Fairness and its members will continue to work with Congress to pass a needed technical corrections bill and appreciate the leadership of Chairman Leahy and Chairman Lamar Smith in that effort.

“Innovators continue to face challenges in the patent system.  Patent assertion entity abuses continue to escalate and we are increasingly seeing small business and innovative startups become their targets.  We look forward to working with policymakers and all stakeholders to ensure the system can address those concerns.”  

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, Cisco, Dell, Google, Intel, Intuit, Oracle, RIM, SAP, and Symantec.

For more information, visit http://www.patentfairness.org.