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How Patent Trolls are Harming Innovation


Washington, D.C. (February 28, 2013) - Today, the Alliance's Tim Sparapani spoke on a panel about how patent trolls are harming innovators and startups. The panel was hosted by the Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA) and included panelists: 
  • Julie Samuels, Mark Cuban Chair to Eliminate Stupid Patents, Electronic Frontier Foundation
  • Alan Schoenbaum, SVP & General Counsel, Rackspace
  • Edward Goodmann, Policy and Research Manager, Engine Advocacy
  • Seth Brown, Head of Litigation, Living Social
  • Erik Lieberman, Regulatory Counsel, Food Marketing Institute
The event featured speeches from Rep. Peter DeFazio, author of recently introduced patent troll legislation, and Senator Mike Lee. devs

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