More Than 50 Companies Urge Congress to Investigate USPTO’s Policies that Shield Invalid Patents

On October 8, HTIA members joined with a group of more than 50 companies – including auto, telecommunications and technology businesses – in urging Congress to investigate the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO) policies that shield invalid patents, leaving them in force to be litigated at significant costs. In letters sent to the Senate and House Judiciary committees, the companies stressed that these actions harm the economy and run contrary to the promise of the America Invents Act (AIA). Read the full press release here.

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