Alliance Hopes Consent Order Will Help Reduce Patent Litigation Industry-Wide
Washington, D.C. (January 3, 2013) – The Application Developers Alliance responded to the settlement reached today between Google and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
“The agreement reached today is good news for app developers. Patent litigation slows innovation and inhibits growth in the apps ecosystem. The framework agreed to by Google and the FTC could help reduce patent litigation industry-wide if other companies voluntarily make the same commitments.
“This announcement, along with the Patent Assertion Entity Workshop co-hosted by the FTC and the Department of Justice last month, is another step in a much bigger effort to provide developers and entrepreneurs the clarity they need to innovate,” said Jon Potter, President of the Application Developers Alliance.