Washington, D.C. – The Application Developers Alliance today called on the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade to swiftly enact legislation to prohibit a favored weapon America’s patent trolls – fraudulent demand letters that are intentionally vague, deceptive, overbroad or baseless.
The App Developers Alliance applauded two U.S. Supreme Court decisions in patent infringement cases and urged the U.S. Senate to quickly pass strong legislation that further inhibits patent trolls’ ability to abuse American entrepreneurs.
The App Developers Alliance praised Senate Judiciary Committee leaders for reaching agreement on patent reform. The Alliance also encouraged Senators to vote quickly on the measure after the upcoming Congressional recess.
The App Developers Alliance responded to a letter circulated and signed by several large companies and patent trolls by reaffirming its support for expanding the Covered Business Method Program.
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.
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.