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 is a bipartisan bill 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 U.S. Representative to co-sponsor the Innovation Act and protect entrepreneurs!


Latest Developments:

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.