Alliance Applauds First Government Lawsuit Against Patent Troll

Washington, D.C. (May 22, 2013) – Today the Application Developers Alliance applauded Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell’s consumer protection complaint against a patent troll.

“Patent trolls are exacting immediate and substantial harm on businesses, and now non-profits, in Vermont, and we applaud Attorney General William Sorrell’s decision to take action,” said Jon Potter, President of the Application Developers Alliance. “This is a nationwide problem, and we hope this first-of-its-kind lawsuit will serve as a model and help weaken incentives for patent trolls across the country.”

The Application Developers Alliance is holding Developer Patent Summits nationwide, including a summit tonight in New York, convening app developers, entrepreneurs, patent experts, and policymakers to discuss software patent challenges, trolls, and ideas for reform. Learn more at:

About the Application Developers Alliance

The Application Developers Alliance is an industry association dedicated to meeting the unique needs of application developers as creators, innovators, and entrepreneurs. Alliance members include more than 20,000 individual application developers and more than 120 companies, investors, and stakeholders in the apps ecosystem.