Statement on HR 3309, the Innovation Act

December 5, 2013

December 05, 2013

WASHINGTON — The following is a statement from Michael O’Leary, Senior Executive Vice President, Global Policy and External Affairs:

“We applaud Chairman Goodlatte and the U.S. House of Representatives for passing H.R. 3309, the Innovation Act, which will help reduce abusive patent litigation. Strong intellectual property laws are essential to the future growth of the United States economy, and we appreciate the Judiciary Committee and the U.S. House of Representatives’ attention to the uniquely problematic issue of patent trolls. We look forward to working with the Senate as it continues its own consideration of the issue.”

About the MPAA
The Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. (MPAA) serves as the voice and advocate of the American motion picture, home video and television industries from its offices in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. Its members include: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures; Paramount Pictures Corporation; Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.; Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation; Universal City Studios LLC; and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

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MPAA Washington, D.C.
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