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AIPLA Testifies Before Senate Judiciary Committee on Patent Troll Abuse


December 17, 2013, Arlington, VA—The American Intellectual Property Law Association's
(AIPLA) Executive Director, Q. Todd Dickinson, testified during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing today on "Protecting Small Businesses and Promoting Innovation by Limiting Patent Troll Abuse." 
In light of recent complaints leveled at practices of certain patent owners, licensees and representatives, AIPLA asked the Committee to address the problem of undesirable practices without producing unintended consequences to our critically important patent system. 
"The patent system should protect the innovators that drive virtually every US industry and encourage innovation by individual businesses large and small," said Dickinson. "It should also facilitate the enforcement of patent rights while making any corrections to stop the abusive behavior of bad actors who take unfair advantage of the litigation system."  
AIPLA believes the patent system continues to be a key economic force in the US, and that the goal of any legislative effort should be to find the right balance of all interests.
Read the full testimony.

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