PublishedApril 3, 2014

Statement from Chairman Leahy on Patent Reform in the Senate

We wanted to share this comprehensive statement from today from Senator Leahy, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, about the plan for moving patent reform legislation in the Senate.  He concludes:

I thank the members of this Committee for joining me in this work. This is an opportunity for us to come together to pass meaningful legislation that will help American businesses, innovators, and consumers while preserving what makes our patent system great.

I hope we will come together on an agreement in the next day. Then we can post our amendment on the Committee website so all will have time to review it before we meet again to vote on Tuesday.

We look forward to Tuesday, and to the Senate joining the House in passing patent reform legislation.

Ali Sternburg

, CCIA

Ali Sternburg is Vice President, Information Policy at the Computer & Communications Industry Association, where she focuses on intermediary liability, copyright, and other areas of intellectual property. Ali joined CCIA during law school in 2011, and previously served as Senior Policy Counsel, Policy Counsel, and Legal Fellow. She is also an Inaugural Fellow at the Internet Law & Policy Foundry.

She received her J.D. in 2012 from American University Washington College of Law, where she was a Student Attorney in the Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Law Clinic, President of the Intellectual Property Law Society, Senior Symposium Chair and Senior Marketing Manager for the Intellectual Property Brief, and a Dean’s Fellow at the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property.

She graduated from Harvard College in 2009 where she studied Government and Music, wrote her senior honors thesis on “Theoretical and Legal Views on U.S. Government Involvement in Musical Creativity Online,” and interned at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School.

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