TechNet Statement on Supreme Court Ruling on Patent Venue
Washington — TechNet, the national, bipartisan network of innovation economy CEOs and senior executives, today issued the following statement on the Supreme Court’s ruling on patent venue. The statement can be attributed to Linda Moore, TechNet’s president and CEO.
“The Supreme Court has issued a significant ruling in the longstanding battle against those who would abuse our patent system. By ensuring that lawsuits must be filed in the states where defendants are incorporated, this ruling will help limit the practice of forum shopping and curb frivolous lawsuits.
“Ultimately, TechNet believes Congress should approve comprehensive patent reform legislation. We support a system that will level the playing field to promote innovation in all sectors of the economy and minimize litigation without merit.”
TechNet is the national, bipartisan network of technology CEOs and senior executives that promotes the growth of the innovation economy by advocating a targeted policy agenda at the federal and 50-state level. TechNet’s diverse membership includes dynamic startups to the most iconic companies on the planet and represents more than 2.5 million employees in the fields of information technology, e-commerce, advanced energy, biotechnology, venture capital, and finance. TechNet has offices in Washington, D.C., Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Sacramento, Austin, Boston, Seattle, Albany, and Tallahassee.