(Gawkwire) – The House of Representatives delivered a blow to patent trolls this afternoon when it voted to pass the Innovation Act in an overwhelming bipartisan majority. i2Coalition Co-Founder and Board Chair Christian Dawson released the following statement on this piece of legislation that will encourage innovation and spur the growth of Internet infrastructure companies.
“i2Coalition applauds the passage HR 3309, the Innovation Act – a good step for American Internet companies in the fight against patent trolls. We appreciate Chairman Goodlatte’s leadership on a bill that contains provisions that would arm the victims of frivolous lawsuits with the tools they need to ensure that the Internet and its related industries are able to continue to lead innovation and drive a critical part of America’s economy.”
The Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition) supports those who build the nuts and bolts of the Internet, and we treat it like the noble profession that it is. We believe the continued growth of the Internet is vital for growing an environment of innovation and seek to engage in ways to foster success of the Internet and Internet infrastructure industry. We seek to influence decision makers to weigh decisions on whether they are good or bad for the Internet economy and its foundational industries. In short, we seek to foster growth within the Internet infrastructure industry by driving others to harness the Internet’s full potential. To learn more about i2Coalition, visit www.i2Coalition.com.