Congress

Small Inventors Support the Innovation Act

Members of the Application Developers Alliance sent a clear message to Congress: App developers are innovators, and they support the Innovation Act. In the message to House members, seven Alliance members explained why startups and small business innovators need strong patent reform, refuting the argument that small inventors oppose the Innovation Act.

Leading Venture Capitalists Call on Congress to Stop Patent Trolls

Many of America’s leading startup investors sent a letter urging Congress to enact broad patent reform. The letter, signed by 39 tech investors including early investors in Netflix, Twitter, Facebook, Dropbox, Palantir, and Kickstarter, and delivered by the App Developers Alliance, Engine Advocacy, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation, calls on Congress to support reforms including making it easier to efficiently review patents at the PTO and increasing demand letter transparency. 

America's High Tech Investors Call on Congress to Stop Patent Trolls

More than thirty prominent tech startup investors sent a letter urging Congress to enact broad patent reform. The letter, delivered by the App Developers Alliance, Engine Advocacy, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation, calls on Congress to support reforms including making it easier to efficiently review patents at the PTO and increasing demand letter transparency. 

Hundreds of Innovators Tell Congress to Stop Paten Troll Abuse and Legislate Cheaper, Faster Ways to Fight Back

The App Developers Alliance sent a letter signed by 247 app developers, tech industry CEOs, and startup founders urging Congress to enact patent reforms, including cheaper, faster way to challenge bad patents that PTO never should have approved. Hundreds more Alliance members have sent personal messages directly to their Members of Congress. 

More Members of Congress Stand with Innovators to Fight Patent Trolls

The Application Developers Alliance applauded new Congressional action to eradicate patent trolls. Representatives Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Judy Chu (D-CA) introduced a bill to provide troll victims a lower-cost alternative to litigation when challenging the validity of patents that should never have been issued.

Application Developers Alliance Welcomes Issa-Chu Patent Legislation

The Application Developers Alliance applauded the growing momentum in Congress behind patent reform legislation that would give patent troll victims a lower cost alternative to challenging a poor quality patent in court.