Last year, ACI’s Alan Daily wrote two pieces on patent trolls and how these trolls were “shopping” courts to find forums with better legal outcomes. Today, a broad coalition of think tanks has sent a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee in support of a bill that would curtail this “gamesmanship” and reduce abusive patent lawsuits. The letter is […]
Taxpayer, consumer and free-market groups sent a letter to Congress in support of the Innovation Act. The Act reforms patent laws by reducing predatory litigation while protecting intellectual property rights. The letter is available online.
Yesterday, ACI Signed Coalition Letter to Congress on Patent Reform. You can read the letter here.
Today, ACI, along with a coalition of organizations, sent a letter to the House leadership in support of patent reform efforts. The letter is available online.
This piece in Forbes, written by ACI writer Alan Daley, describes the wasteful economic costs from patent trolls. The piece can be read at Forbes.
The Hill is the latest media outlet to cite ACI’s work on patent pool charges that unnecessarily raise electronic prices paid by consumers. Our work is also cited by Congressman Pompeo’s letter to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler. To read the Hill’s article, Click here.
Last week, Congressman Mike Pompeo wrote a letter to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler on what role the FCC has and what actions the FCC can take to stop the patent pool abuse that is driving up consumer electronic prices by $200 million per year. ACI has written about this is a number of times: Huffington Post Daily Caller […]
While patent talks in D.C. remain focused on “patent trolls” and the prolonged efforts in the Senate to mark up a counterpart bill to the already-passed Innovation Act, the damaging effects of another patent area loom large for consumers. Thanks to something called “patent pools” you could be overpaying for many consumer goods. Remember that […]
Wireless technology, services and applications are revolutionizing how consumers communicate, shop, work and get information. In the last year, mobile traffic grew by 81%, downloading speeds doubled to 1.4 megabits per second and mobile apps grew by 115% – 92% of which were downloaded at no cost to consumers. In the U.S., the number of […]
Aggressive litigation by patent trolls earned them notoriety over the past few years. At last, bills with a chance of protecting consumers and the economy from unrestrained patent trolling are moving through Congress (S. 1720 and H.R. 3309). While the focus of those bills is patent trolls, the bills should also tighten controls on patent […]