Members of the Internet infrastructure industry are keenly aware of the devastating effects caused by Patent Assertion Entities, commonly referred to as patent trolls. These trolls unfairly target legitimate businesses with their baseless lawsuits and exploit vague business patents that hurt a broad spectrum of companies. The impacts have both short and long term economic […]
i2Coaliton Co-Founder and Board Chair Christian Dawson released the following statement in response to President Obama’s State of the Union address.
i2Coalition appreciates Chairman Goodlatte’s leadership on patent reform; Covered Business Method patent expansion still needed Washington, DC – According to a recent study by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), Patent Assertion Entities, or “patent trolls,” cost defendants and licensees a staggering $29 billion in 2011. While The Innovation Act takes steps to address many of […]
The following post originally appeared on The WHIR. A frequent statement making the rounds among those debating the PRISM disclosures is that most every other country’s intelligence agencies do the same thing. While I don’t doubt that they do, and in some cases expect that their activities are more intrusive, the revelations about the NSA […]
Washington, DC – Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition) Co-Founder and Board Chair Christian Dawson today released the following statement on The Innovation Act of 2013, legislation to address the problems stemming from “patent trolls”: “With a $29 billion dollar hit to businesses in direct payouts in 2001 alone, abuse of the current patent system is a […]
Abuse of the current patent system is a chronic problem that needs to be addressed at the federal level. Patent assertion entities or “patent trolls” unfairly target legitimate companies across the spectrum with their frivolous lawsuits, which stifle growth and have devastating economic impacts. In 2011 alone, patent trolls cost businesses $29 billion in direct […]
The Internet infrastructure industry is frustratingly aware of the damaging affect patent assertion entities (PAEs) or “patent trolls” have on the economy. The baseless lawsuits filed by these patent trolls cost companies $29 billion in direct payouts in 2011. While our industry is a main target for patent trolls, the burdensome litigation impacts business as […]
Washington, DC – Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition) co-founder and Public Policy Working Group Chair David Snead released the following statement following Senator Cornyn’s introduction of the Patent Abuse Reduction Act of 2013: “i2Coalition applauds Senator Cornyn for taking action to stop frivolous lawsuits by Patent Assertion Entities (“patent trolls”) through the introduction of the Patent […]