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The Internet Association Statement Regarding Chairman Goodlatte’s Patent Reform Discussion Draft

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Michael Beckerman, President and CEO of The Internet Association, released the following statement today regarding U.S. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte’s introduction of draft patent reform legislation:

“The Internet Association applauds Chairman Goodlatte’s hard work to explore a solution to the growing problem of patent troll litigation. Patent trolls cost the economy billions of dollars and pose a drag on innovation. The release of this draft legislation is an important step toward tackling this problem. The Internet Association will examine the new draft closely to ensure that it includes meaningful reform that puts the patent trolls out of business.”