Since December 2013, Patent Trolls Have Drained 

From the Economy

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Patent assertion entities (PAEs), better known as “patent trolls,” do not create products - yet they're able to drain $1.5 billion a week from the U.S. economy by suing or threatening entrepreneurs and innovators. Big or small, no one is safe from patent trolls.

The Innovation Act and the PATENT ACT are bipartisan bills in the House and Senate to hold patent extortionists accountable for their frivolous lawsuits and baseless threats. Don't let the trolls celebrate another year of extorting $80 billion from hard working Americans. Urge your representative and senators to support effective patent reform to protect entrepreneurs from patent trolls. Tell Congress to bring these bills to the floor for a vote today!


Latest Developments:

Enrique Muyshondt, CEA small business member and President of Desktopfab pens Trolls Made Me Write This for Austin Business Journal

Startups from around the country explain, "They Just Wanted to Shake Us Down": How Startups are Taking on Patent Trolls

Austin Meyer, CEA startup member company and founder of Laminar Research, gives us Notes from the Battlefield in the Patent War

In January, CEA’s SVP of Government and Regulatory Affairs Michael Petricone discussed patent trolls on Sydney, Australia’s 2SER Radio. To listen to the full segment, click here.

Read president and CEO of CEA Gary Shapiro’s most recent op-ed on patent trolls, Why the Senate’s Pro-Business Agenda Should Club Patent Trolls.