Patent Troll

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. 

Application Developers Alliance to Counter Patent Troll Suits

Washington, D.C. (April 4, 2013) – The Application Developers Alliance is convening app developers targeted by notorious patent troll Lodsys to mount a legal defense on their behalf. Today’s announcement comes as Lodsys files a new round of lawsuits against companies large and small, including Alliance member TMSOFT, claiming infringement of patents so vague they could apply to virtually any app. The Alliance will partner with the Electronic Frontier Foundation and others to provide support and legal counsel to many of Lodsys’ most recent victims. 

Application Developers Alliance Supports DeFazio, Chaffetz Patent Troll Legislation

Washington, D.C. (February 27, 2013) – Today, the Application Developers Alliance thanked Representatives Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) for introducing the SHIELD Act but urged Congress to do even more to protect entrepreneurs from patent trolls. 

Application Developers Alliance Applauds FTC, DOJ for Holding Patent Troll Workshop

Washington, D.C. (December 6, 2012) – Today, the Application Developers Alliance launched a working group focused on health and medical apps. Comprised of Alliance members, the group will support growth in the medical, health, and wellness application marketplace. The working group will provide core expertise and guidance to the Alliance and its members through commissioned research, white papers, policy recommendations, and best practices.