The Application Developers Alliance praised House passage of the Innovation Act. The patent reform legislation, introduced by Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), passed the House today by an overwhelming bipartisan majority.
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.
The Application Developers Alliance today praised the introduction of yet another bill to address abusive litigation by patent trolls. Representatives Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and Blake Farenthold (R-TX) introduced the legislation, entitled the Patent Litigation and Innovation Act.
Washington, D.C. (August 1, 2012) – Today, the Application Developers Alliance urged the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to consult app industry stakeholders as the agency develops a regulatory framework for mobile medical applications. In a letter sent to Commissioner Margaret Hamburg and to Director Jeffrey Shuren, of the Center for Devices and Radiological Health, the Alliance asked FDA to “convene app developers, mobile app publishers, external stakeholders, and experts” without delay, as Congress encouraged in the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act, signed by President Obama on July 9, 2012.