Press Release

CPF Statement on Senate Passage of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – September 8, 2011: The Coalition for Patent Fairness (CPF) issued the following statement after Senate passage of H.R. 1249, the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act.

“The Coalition for Patent Fairness congratulates Chairman Leahy, Chairman Smith, and additional key Members of Congress on the passage of H.R. 1249, the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act. We’re looking forward to President Obama signing this important piece of legislation into law.

“Today’s passage marks the end of more than six years of debate and represents a consensus amongst many critical stakeholders. The bill contains critical provisions that will advance and harmonize our patent system, while making the U.S. more competitive in the international marketplace. We applaud the House and the Senate for passing a bill that takes significant steps toward strengthening America’s patent system and promoting innovation.”

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

Contact: Amos Snead, Amos.Snead@StoryPartnersDC.com