H.R. ___, a Bill to Enhance Federal and State Enforcement of Fraudulent Patent Demand Letters

Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 9:15am
2123 Rayburn
Background Documents and Information: 

Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Subcommittee Chairman Lee Terry (R-NE) today put forward draft text of legislation to address illegitimate patent demand letters. The legislation aims to protect businesses from abusive patent assertion entities (PAEs), or patent trolls, while preserving the ability of legitimate companies to prosecute their patents.

Hearing Notice 

Background Memo

Discussion Draft on H.R. ___, a bill to enhance federal and state enforcement of fraudulent patent demand letters 

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Witnesses: 

Panel 1

 

The Honorable Jared Polis
Member of Congress
Washington, D.C. 
Witness Testimony

 

The Honorable Tom Marino
Member of Congress
Washington, D.C. 

 

Panel 2

 

Rob Davis
Cousel
Venable LLP, on behalf of Stop Patent Abuse Now Coalition
Witness Testimony (Truth in Testimony and CV)

 

Lois Greisman
Associate Director
Bureau of Consumer Protection, on behalf of Federal Trade Commission
Witness Testimony (Truth in Testimony and CV)

 

Wendy Morgan
Chief of the Public Protection Division
Office of the Attorney General of Vermont
Witness Testimony (Truth in Testimony and CV)

 

Adam Mossoff
Professor of Law
George Mason University
Witness Testimony (Truth in Testimony and CV)

 

Jon Potter
President and Co-Founder
Application Developers Alliance
Witness Testimony (Truth in Testimony and CV)
 

 

Alex Rogers
Senior Vice President and Legal Counsel
Qualcomm
Witness Testimony (Truth in Testimony and CV)
 

Congress: