Supporters of Patent Reform

Nearly 400 companies and organizations sent a letter on April 30, 2014, supporting the Senate’s actions on patent reform.

A wide variety of people, organizations, and companies have sent letters supporting the Innovation Act:

If you know of a letter we missed, please let us know.

Here is a list of all of the companies, organizations, and individuals who have publicly supported the bill:

  • 61 University Professors from 26 States and Washington, D.C.
  • 1776
  • ACCEL Partners
  • Adobe
  • ADTRAN
  • Akamai
  • Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers
  • Amazon
  • AMD
  • American Association of Advertising Agencies
  • American Bankers Association
  • American Consumer Institute
  • American Gaming Association
  • American Institute of CPAs
  • American Public Transportation Association
  • American Public Power Association
  • Americans for Prosperity
  • Americans for Tax Reform
  • AOL
  • Apple
  • Application Developers Alliance
  • ARCH Venture Partners
  • Association for Competitive Technology
  • AT&T
  • Autodesk
  • Automaticc
  • Bentley Systems
  • Bidgely
  • Blackberry Limited
  • Bloomenergy
  • Bluegrass Cellular
  • Broadcom
  • BSA | The Software Alliance
  • CA Technologies
  • Cellular Properties
  • Center for Individual Freedom
  • ChargePoint
  • Charter Communications
  • Ciena Corporation
  • Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • Clear Channel Communications, Inc.
  • Coalition for Patent Fairness
  • Comcast-NBC Universal
  • Competitive Carriers Association
  • Computer & Communications Industry Association
  • Consumer Electronics Association
  • CNC Software
  • Covington & Burling LLP
  • CTIA – The Wireless Association
  • Craigslist
  • Credit Union National Association
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • Dell
  • Dewey Square Group
  • Digital Liberty
  • DiMA – the Digital Media Association
  • DIRECTV
  • Direct Marketing Association
  • Discovery Institute
  • DISH Network
  • Earthlink
  • eBay, Inc.
  • eHealth
  • Elance
  • Electronic Frontier Foundation
  • EMC
  • Encryptics
  • EnerNOC
  • Engine Advocacy
  • Entertainment Software Association
  • EtaGen
  • F5
  • Facebook
  • FloDesign
  • Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Foursquare
  • Generation Opportunity
  • Gilead
  • GlobalFoundries
  • GM – General Motors
  • Goodwin Procter
  • Google
  • Hattery
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • IBM Corporation
  • Illinois Valley Cellular
  • Independent Community Bankers of America
  • Information Technology Industry Council
  • Intel Corporation
  • International Franchise Association
  • International Trademark Association
  • The Internet Association
  • Internet Infrastructure Coalition
  • Intuit, Inc.
  • Juniper Networks
  • Kaspersky Lab North America
  • KPCB
  • Lee & Hayes
  • Lenovo
  • Let Freedom Ring
  • LinkedIn
  • LiveOps
  • Lucid
  • Madrona Venture Group
  • Marvell
  • The MathWorks
  • McAfee
  • MHR International
  • Micron
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • MIND Research Institute
  • Minitab
  • Mobile Marketing Association
  • Motion Picture Association of America
  • Motorola Mobility
  • MPA – The Association of Magazine Media
  • MyWebGrocer.com
  • Nasdaq OMX
  • National Association of Broadcasters
  • National Association of Realtors
  • National Council of Chain Restaurants
  • National Grocers Association
  • National Restaurant Association
  • National Retail Federation
  • NCTA – The National Cable & Telecommunications Association
  • Netflix
  • Newegg
  • Newspaper Association of America
  • Northwest Cellular
  • NTCA-The Rural Broadband Association
  • Online Publishers Association
  • Oracle
  • Overstock.com
  • Plateau Wireless
  • PTC
  • Pokeware
  • Point B
  • Public Knowledge
  • The R Street Institute
  • Rackspace
  • Reboot Partners
  • Red Hat, Inc.
  • Retail Industry Leaders Association
  • Rockwell Automation
  • Rosetta Stone
  • Sabre
  • Salesforce.com
  • Samsung
  • SAS Institute, Inc.
  • Semiconductor Industry Association
  • Silver Spring Networks
  • Smartsheet
  • Software and Information Industry Association
  • SouthernLINC
  • SpiderOak
  • Spokeo
  • Sprint
  • SV Angel
  • SVB Financial Group
  • Symantec
  • Synopsys
  • T-Mobile
  • TechNet
  • TechNexus
  • Teradata Corporation
  • Time Warner Cable
  • Time Warner, Inc.
  • Toyota
  • TravelTech
  • TripAdvisor
  • Twentieth Century Fox
  • Twitter, Inc.
  • United Technologies
  • Union Telephone
  • U.S. Travel Association
  • USTelecom Association
  • Velleros
  • Verizon Communications, Inc.
  • Viacom, Inc.
  • VIZIO, Inc.
  • VISA
  • The Walt Disney Company
  • Whataburger
  • Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
  • XO Communications
  • Yahoo, Inc.
  • Yelp, Inc.

Printing Industries of America 

  • Printing Industries Association, Inc. of Southern California
  • Printing Industries Association of San Diego, Inc.
  • The Printing Industry of the Carolinas, Inc.
  • Printing Industries of Arizona/New Mexico
  • Printing Association of Florida, Inc.
  • Printing & Imaging Association of Georgia, Inc.
  • Printing & Graphics Association MidAtlantic PINE (Printing Industries of New England)
  • Printing Industries of Michigan, Inc.
  • Printing Industry Midwest
  • Print Media Association
  • Printing Industries Alliance
  • Printing Industries of Ohio
  • N. Kentucky Graphic Arts Association
  • Printing Industry Association of the South, Inc.
  • Printing & Imaging Association of MidAmerica
  • Printing Industries of America Mountain States
  • Printing Industries of the Gulf Coast
  • Printing Industries of Utah Pacific
  • Printing Industries Association Great Lakes Graphics Association
  • Visual Media Alliance

American Hotel & Lodging Association 

  • Alaska Hotel & Lodging Association
  • Arkansas Hospitality Association
  • Arizona Lodging & Tourism Association
  • California Hotel & Lodging Association
  • Colorado Hotel & Lodging Association
  • Connecticut Lodging Association
  • Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association
  • Georgia Hotel & Lodging Association
  • Hawai‘i Lodging & Tourism Association
  • Illinois Hotel & Lodging Association
  • Indiana Restaurant & Lodging Association
  • Louisiana Hotel & Lodging Association
  • Maine Innkeepers Association
  • Maryland Hotel & Lodging Association
  • Massachusetts Lodging Association
  • Michigan Lodging and Tourism Association
  • Nebraska Hotel & Motel Association
  • New Hampshire Lodging & Restaurant Association
  • New York State Hospitality & Tourism Association
  • North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association
  • Ohio Hotel & Lodging Association
  • Oklahoma Hotel and Lodging Association
  • Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association
  • Rhode Island Hospitality Association
  • South Carolina Restaurant & Lodging Association
  • Tennessee Hospitality Association
  • Texas Hotel & Lodging Association
  • Utah Hotel & Lodging Association
  • Virginia Hospitality & Travel Association
  • Washington Lodging Association
  • Wisconsin Hotel & Lodging Association
  • Wyoming Lodging and Restaurant Association

Small Businesses & Towns 

  • Ann Adair, Co-founder of Thinkamingo, Tampa, FL
  • Wayne Beekman, Co-founder of Information Concepts, Herndon, VA
  • Cale Bruckner, Vice President of Concentricsky, Eugene, OR
  • Miguel Castro, Founder of SteelBlue Solutions, Haledon, NJ 
  • Luke Chung, President of FMS, Vienna, VA
  • Pete Erickson, Founder of MoDev, Arlington, VA
  • Andrew Glover, CTO of App47, Reston, VA
  • Loren Goodman, CTO of InRule Technology, St. Louis, MO
  • Sandra Gualtieri, VP of Compliance, Kiz Studios, Cumming, GA
  • Jeff Hadfield, CXO of Developer Media, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Shaun Hainey, Founder of Northern Link, Pike, MN 
  • Emilie Hersch, CEO of Interknowlogy, Carlsbad, CA
  • Joe Homnick, Co-owner of Homnick Systems, Boca Raton, FL
  • Maureen Homnick, Co-owner of Homnick Systems, Boca Raton, FL 
  • Patrick Hynds, President of Critical Sites, Nashua, NH
  • Pete Johnson, CEO of Apollo Matrix, Inc., Washington, DC
  • Harry Lalor, EVP of Business Development, SheerID, Inc., Arlington, VA
  • Douglas McDowell, CEO (North America) of SolidQ, Maryland
  • Dave Noderer, Founder of Computer Ways, Deerfield Beach, FL
  • Mike Sax, Founder of Sax.net, Eugene, OR
  • Jake Weatherly, CEO of SheerID, Inc., Eugene, OR
  • M. Jackson Wilkinson, Founder of Kinsights, San Francisco, CA
  • Sze Wong, CEO of Zerion Software, Inc., Herndon, VA
  • David Bain, CEO of TM Technologies, Arlington, VA
  • Harry Brelsford, CEO of SMB Nation, Whidbey Island, WA
  • Steven Hall, President of District Computers, Washington, DC
  • Marc Hoppers, Managing Partner and Founder of Cogent Company, Dallas, TX & OKC, OK
  • Melanie Gass, President of CenterPoint Solution, LLC, South Orange, NJ
  • Shahin Kohan, President of AIMS360, Los Angeles, CA
  • Ryan Nam, Founder of Namkour, Virginia
  • Jon Sastre, President of Conquest Technology, Miami, FL
  • Josh Youngblood, CEO of Kumo Technology, Beverly Hills, CA
  • Christopher Eyhorn, Executive Vice President of Telerik, Austin, TX
  • Steve Russell, President and Owner of Blue Fire Mobile, Mobile, AL
  • Robert Hahnemann, Chief Executive Officer of MotionMobs, LLC, Birmingham, AL
  • Brandon Hill, President of Fusion Advisory Services, Birmingham, AL
  • Brian Hilson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Birmingham Business Alliance, Birmingham, AL
  • Jennifer Skjellum, President of TechBirmingham, Birmingham, AL
  • Ryan Pessah, Capitol Knesset, Sacramento, CA
  • Jason Hoyt, Manager of Hoyt Enterprises, LLC, Windermere, FL
  • Chester Just, Attorney at Law, Coral Springs, FL
  • Robert Mayersohn, President of GR Enterprises, Parkland, FL
  • Rick Ruiz, Attorneys at Law, Coral Gables, FL
  • Fred Segal, President of Broward County Farm Bureau, Margate, FL
  • Nicholas Steffens, Nicholas T. Steffens & Associates, PA, Coconut Creek, FL
  • Grace Carrington, President of G.C. Notary & Consulting, Inc., Coral Springs, FL
  • Jonathan De Vera, President of Tech-MD, Inc., Miami, FL
  • Joel Aaron Foster, State Communications Director of Americans for Prosperity Georgia, Atlanta, GA
  • John Bass, President of Bass Business Solutions, Elm City, NC
  • Christy Shaffer, Ph.D., Managing Director of Hatteras Venture Partners, Durham, NC
  • Sheila Ogle, The Matthews House, Cary, NC
  • Dragana Mendel, President, Managing Director of ANAGARD, LLC, Raleigh, NC
  • Randi Thompson, Vice President of Amplify Relations, Reno, NV
  • Steve Trollope, Chief Financial Officer of CoGen Power Solutions, LLC, Reno, NV
  • Nate Ashley, BHeard, Inc., Reno, NV
  • Joseph Dutra, President of Kimmie Candy, Co., Reno, NV
  • Kenneth Shaprio, Managing Partner of Wilson Elser, LLP, Albany, NY
  • Jeff Longstreth, Executive Director of Ohio Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse, Columbus, OH
  • Jeff Myers, CEO of Chepri, LLC, Columbus, OH
  • Vince Galko, Former Executive Director of Republican Party of Pennsylvania, Roaring Brook, PA
  • Matt Balazik, Managing Director of PACAN, Gettysburg, PA
  • Larry Stange, Jr., President/CEO of Red Stag Enterprises, Inc., Peckville, PA
  • Naomi Moneypenny, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of ManyWorlds, Inc., Houston, TX
  • Anne L. Holmes, Co-Founder and Business Development of i2i, Inc., Dallas, TX
  • Joshua Weedy, Co-Founder, Director of Sales and Marketing of GoKube.com, Irving, TX
  • Le Huu Hanh, President of LBM International, LLC, Houston, TX
  • Ronna Johnson, President of Georgetown High School PTSA, Georgetown, TX
  • Ahmad Khan, Executive Vice President of Ascendon Group, Houston, TX
  • H. Frank Chou, Ph.D., Director, Texas Operations of Clear Air Task Force, Houston, TX
  • Bob Mitchell, President of Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership, Houston, TX
  • Thomas Hsu, Professor of University of Houston, Houston, TX
  • David Kirkham, President of Kirkham Motorsports, Provo, UT
  • David Cindrich, President of Cindrich Boards, Provo, UT
  • Brian Morrow, President of Rhino Rock, Provo, UT
  • Jay Poole, Principal of Common Sense Strategies, LLC, Glen Allen, VA
  • Patrick Henderson, Director of Government Affairs of Quad/Graphics, Inc., Sussex, WI
  • Brian Landry, Director of Technology Council of Louisiana Association of Business and Industry, Baton Rouge, LA
  • Dorothy Rothrock, Vice President, Government Relations of California Manufacturers & Technology Association, Sacramento, CA

 

Other Entrepreneurs and Organizations

  • Cari Colangelo, Owner of Max Bibo’s Delicatessan, Wethersfield, CT
  • Jonathan Glenney, Physical Therapist of Middlesex Orthopedic Rehabilitation, Middletown, CT
  • Thomas Villanova, CEO & President of Litchfield Bancorp, Litchfield, CT
  • Daniel Adams, Executive Chairman of Protein Sciences, Meriden, CT
  • Stanely Moraski, DDS, Torrington, CT
  • Hugh Keogh, President Emeritus of Virginia Chamber, Richmond, VA
  • Mary Huffard Kegley, Director of Government Relations, Virginia Retail Federation & Virginia Retail Merchants Association, Richmond, VA

NEUTRAL

  • Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America