Updated: May 4
High Tech Inventors Alliance Statement on Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Intellectual Property Hearing on STRONGER Patents Act of 2019
WASHINGTON – Dave Jones, executive director of the High Tech Inventors Alliance (HTIA), issued the following statement today regarding the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Intellectual Property hearing on “Innovation in America: How Congress can make our patent system STRONGER”:
“HTIA commends Chairman Tillis for holding a balanced hearing today on the STRONGER Patents Act and appreciates him inviting HTIA member company Cisco to testify. We were encouraged by the active debate at the hearing, which indicated that there is not a consensus for dismantling the America Invents Act (AIA). The Supreme Court’s unanimous decision in eBay and the Inter Partes Review proceedings created by the AIA have benefitted innovation and U.S. businesses, and the STRONGER Patents Act would weaken the patent system and the U.S. economy.”
The High Tech Inventors Alliance is comprised of eight technology companies: Adobe, Amazon, Cisco, Dell, Google, Intel, Oracle and Salesforce. These companies support nearly 500,000 employees in the United States, have invested $63 billion in research and development in the past year and hold more than 115,000 U.S. patents.