Press Release

Statement Following the U.S. House Judiciary Committee’s Hearing on Prior User Rights

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Coalition for Patent Fairness (CPF) issued the following statement following the House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition and the Internet hearing titled, “Prior User Rights: Strengthening U.S. Manufacturing and Innovation":

“We applaud the Committee for examining the next steps necessary to fine tune the patent system in ways that protect the intellectual property of US innovators. As the Committee has continually recognized, prior user rights are an integral piece of a robust modern and balanced patent system. We look forward to working with the Committee and other stakeholders to move forward with productive solutions.”

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 includes Cisco, Dell, Google, Intel, Intuit, Oracle, RIM, SAP, Symantec, Verizon Communications.

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