Texas Senator Cornyn at HomeAway: Patent Reform for Innovators

May 30th, 2013 by TechWeekly Leave a reply »

 

Today a group of central Texas technology executives gathered at the Austin headquarters of HomeAway where a panel of Austin tech leaders discussed patent trolls and Texas Senator Cornyn’s recently introduced Patent Abuse Reduction Act (or PARA).

PARA strengthens congressional efforts to control unscrupulous patent trolls which now account for the majority of all patent litigation. Existing policy places the burden of defense on innovators which lack the resources and expertise to protect their property and hard work.

 

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The Panel Participants:

Julie Huls – Executive Director, Austin Technology Council

Johnathan Greenberg – SVP, General Counsel, Freescale

Ross Buhrdorf, CTO, HomeAway

John Cornyn, United States Senator from Texas

Joshua Baer, Founder and CTO, Capital Factory

Alan Schoenbaum, SVP and General Counsel, Rackspace

Dekek Willis, General Counsel, Volusion

 

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More here:

Patent Trolls Threaten to Bankrupt Companies and Stifle Innovation by Laura Lorek

http://www.siliconhillsnews.com/2013/05/30/patent-trolls-threaten-to-bankrupt-companies-and-stifle-innovation/

S. 1013: Patent Abuse Reduction Act of 2013

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/s1013

 

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