FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SIIA CONTACT: Suzy Wagner, 703-899-3427
WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 23, 2021) – SIIA, the principal association for the software, information, and digital content industries issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s decision in Arthrex:.
SIIA President and CEO, Jeff Joseph statement:
“The AIA passed with overwhelming bipartisan recognition that the litigation of poor-quality patents are a drag on innovation, and that the agency should, in appropriate cases, take a second look at patents that it perhaps should not have granted. The AIA created such a system, and our members use it every day. For the Court to have thrown out the statute would have been devastating to our members, who would immediately have been deluged with dubious patent claims.”
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diverse members manage the global financial markets, develop software that solves today’s challenges through technology, provide critical information that helps inform global businesses large and small, and innovate for better health care and personal wellness outcomes – they drive innovation and growth. For more information, visit www.siia.net.