Press Release

CPF Statement Regarding Introduction of the “End Anonymous Patents Act”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 21, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Coalition for Patent Fairness (CPF) applauds the efforts of Congressman Ted Deutch (D-Fla.) for introducing H.R. 2024, the End Anonymous Patents Act. Members of CPF believe that America’s patent system needs to be updated, and Congressman Deutch’s legislation is yet another example of the growing interest in passing common sense patent reform. This common sense legislation will bring needed transparency to the patent system.

Patent assertion entities (PAEs), commonly referred to as “patent trolls,” have operated in the shadows of the U.S. patent system for too long, profiting off the market innovation of others and lining their pockets because of loopholes in the law. Now is the time to expose these anonymous patent trolls to the light of day and restore transparency to the laws governing our patent system. This is an important step in the comprehensive approach needed to strengthen the U.S. patent system and protect the very job creators who are working hard to power America’s economic recovery.

The Coalition for Patent Fairness looks forward to working with Congressman Deutch and to continuing our work with Congress in order to improve the oversight and accountability of the U.S. patent system.

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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 : Kate Connors, Kate.Connors@StoryPartnersDC.com

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