Advocacy

CCIA was founded in 1972 to promote open markets, open systems, and open networks in the computer and telecommunications industry. Today, the association continues to evangelize these principles across these increasingly diverse and economically important sectors of the global economy.

Will Brown’s victory derail patent reform?

Scott Brown’s recent Senate victory sent shockwaves well beyond the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It ended the Democrats’ filibuster proof majority, and makes broad efforts at reform a challenge. As we’ve noted repeatedly, President Obama has provided a welcome commitment to reforming the patent system. If Democrats are no longer able to push proposals through the…

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Patent Trolling for Dummies

A step-by-step guide to the business of ‘being infringed’: Apply for or acquire vaguely worded, broad patents in areas where the business community is already investing money. When applying, look for areas where there is little focus on documenting prior art (e.g., technology integration, software, business methods, web design). When acquiring, seek out failing businesses…

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