Innovation Alliance Supports H.R. 6621, the America Invents Act Technical Corrections Act

Dec 03, 2012, 11:51 ET from Innovation Alliance

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Brian Pomper, Executive Director of the Innovation Alliance, issued the following statement in response to the introduction on Friday of H.R. 6621, a bill that makes technical corrections to the America Invents Act ("AIA"):

"The Innovation Alliance is pleased to support H.R. 6621.  We call on the Congress to pass this legislation quickly without amendment and send it to the President's desk for his signature.

"The AIA was the culmination of years of hard work spanning four Congresses.  On a bipartisan basis, the House and Senate Judiciary Committees worked hard to achieve a balanced approach that made the most sweeping changes to U.S. patent law in over 50 years.  H.R. 6621 makes important technical fixes that streamline the law without making substantive or policy changes to the Act. The Innovation Alliance supports it fully and urges its quick passage."

The Innovation Alliance is a coalition of companies seeking to enhance America's innovation environment by improving the quality of patents and protecting the integrity of the U.S. patent system.  IA represents innovators, patent owners, and stakeholders from a diverse range of industries that believe in the critical importance of maintaining a strong patent system that supports innovative enterprises of all sizes.

SOURCE Innovation Alliance