Stop Patent Trolls
Tell your U.S. Representative to support H.R. 9,
the Innovation Act to stop patent trolls and protect
the real estate industry from frivolous lawsuits.
REALTORS® across the country receive threatening
demand letters and lawsuits alleging patent infringement
based on the use of common business tools such as drop
down menus or search alert functions on websites and the
scanner function on a copier. These patent trolls buy vague
patents and use them to turn everyday business practices
into potential lawsuits.
H.R. 9 is scheduled for House floor consideration next week.
Congress must pass this common-sense comprehensive
patent litigation reform to protect Main Street businesses
and REALTORS® from patent troll abuse.