Issue: Patent Reform

Patent Assertion Entities, also known as patent trolls, thwart technological innovation and cost security product manufacturers millions of dollars each year in both time and money spent defending against frivolous patent litigation.

SIA Position:

SIA supports legislation that cracks down on such abuses and supports enacting common-sense reforms will help protect innocent customers, make trolls explain their claims, and curtail abusive ͞demand letters and other methods used to exploit our legal system.