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Statement on the Re-introduction of the Innovation Act

Washington, D.C. – Internet Association President and CEO Michael Beckerman issues the following statement on the re-introduction of the Innovation Act:

“The Internet industry commends Chairman Goodlatte and the bipartisan coalition of co-sponsors for re-introducing the Innovation Act. Patent trolls are responsible for widespread abuse of the patent system that costs our economy $80 billion each year. As Congress works through the process, we remain outcome oriented — focusing on protecting businesses from patent trolls. The final bill must be as strong or stronger than the Innovation Act passed by the House in 2013 with overwhelming bipartisan support, in order to bring a permanent end to the chaos caused by patent trolls.”