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AIPLA Submits Letter on H.R. 3309 "The Innovation Act"


Arlington, VA, -- The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) submitted a letter to Congress today on H.R. 3309, "The Innovation Act" outlining why we cannot support the legislation.  

Here is an excerpt from the letter:  

"AIPLA appreciates the various amendments made to H.R. 3309 that address
concerns voiced about the introduced bill, particularly the removal of provisions that would have expanded the Transitional Program for Covered Business Method Patents. Unfortunately, we cannot support the legislation at the present time, as we remain concerned about a number of provisions in the bill and are concerned with the speed in which the legislation has moved forward. We look forward to continued discussions with you as the process progresses to ensure that any legislation strikes the right balance between restraining abusive behavior in patent litigation without impairing the valid rights of patent owners."  

Read the full letter. If you would like a comment from AIPLA, contact Lorri Ragan or phone 703-412-1308. 


AIPLA, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, was founded in 1897 to maintain a high standard of professional ethics, to aid in the improvement in laws relating to intellectual property and in their proper interpretation by the courts, and to provide legal education to the public and to its members on intellectual property issues. AIPLA is a national bar association constituted primarily of lawyers in private and corporate practice, in government service, and in the academic community. 

AIPLA Contact:
Lorri Ragan, APR
Director of Marketing & Communications
1 703.412.1308