WASHINGTON, Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CompTIA, the non-profit association for the information technology (IT) industry, today issued the following statement regarding the bi-partisan Patent Transparency and Improvements Act of 2013 introduced by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and committee member Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah). The statement can be attributed to Elizabeth Hyman, vice president, public advocacy, CompTIA.
"Yesterday, Senators Leahy and Lee took a critical step forward in the effort to achieve meaningful reform of abusive patent litigation. The bill they introduced recognizes the concerns of small and medium-sized tech innovators by addressing bad faith demand letters, transparency of patent ownership, and the stay of cases against downstream end-users.
"While we anticipate that this bill will open the debate to additional proposals, these important items will go far in aiding innovators in defending themselves against frivolous legal proceedings and keeping America at the forefront of global innovation. We look forward to supporting the senators' efforts and advancing this important legislation."
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