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H.R. 2024: End Anonymous Patents Act

Summary: To amend title 35, United States Code, to require disclosure of ownership and transfers of ownership of patents, and for other purposes. (More Info)

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Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) 11,748 Facebook fans 85 Twitter followers

05/17/2013 – The following statement can be attributed to Michael Petricone, senior vice president of government and regulatory affairs for the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, in response to yesterday’s introduction of the End of Anonymous Patents Act (H.R. 2024) by Representative Ted Deutch (D-FL):

“Patent Assertion Entities’ (also known as PAEs or patent trolls) lawsuits have reached epidemic proportions in the technology industry. By exploiting loopholes in the law, patent trolls- who produce nothing of value penalize innovators and drive up prices for consumers.

“Patent trolls take advantage of the fact that it is often very difficult ...

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Business Software Alliance 1,498 Facebook fans 1,310 Twitter followers

May 17, 2013 — BSA | The Software Alliance today applauded Rep. Ted Deutch (D-Fla.) for introducing the End Anonymous Patents Act (H.R. 2024) in the US House of Representatives.

“The ‘End Anonymous Patents Act’ will make the patent system more transparent and the marketplace more fluid and dynamic,” said BSA Director of Government Relations Tim Molino. “The bill would take the simple step of requiring patentees to file a notice of ownership. Increasing transparency in that way will improve technology adoption and licensing by making it easier for potential users of patented inventions to identify and connect with patent holders ...

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Coalition for Patent Fairness 220 Twitter followers

May 21, 2013 – The Coalition for Patent Fairness (CPF) applauds the efforts of Congressman Ted Deutch (D-Fla.) for introducing H.R. 2024, the End Anonymous Patents Act. Members of CPF believe that America’s patent system needs to be updated, and Congressman Deutch’s legislation is yet another example of the growing interest in passing common sense patent reform. This common sense legislation will bring needed transparency to the patent system.

Patent assertion entities (PAEs), commonly referred to as “patent trolls,” have operated in the shadows of the U.S. patent system for too long, profiting off the market innovation ...

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