Businesses to Congress: Stop the Patent Trolls’ Drain on U.S. Economy CEA press conference takes deep dive into patent litigation reform Business Wire -- April 16, 2013 The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA): Prior to the 2013 Digital Patriots Dinner, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)^® will host a press reception focused on the WHAT: growing and alarming diversion of resources away from innovation as a result of frivolous lawsuits by so-called patent assertion entities (PAEs or patent trolls). Pulling from experiences of CEA member companies, industry experts and Congress, the reception will be a comprehensive look at the impact of PAEs on the American economy and why sensible reform like the Saving High-tech Innovators from Egregious Legal Disputes (SHIELD) Act is necessary. This is event is open to credentialed media only. WHEN: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. WHERE: The Mayflower Hotel Georgia Room 1127 Connecticut Ave. N.W. Washington, DC 20036 WHO: -- Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) -- Lee Cheng, Chief Legal Officer, Newegg -- Jay McLellan, President, HAI by Leviton; Chair, CEA Board of Industry Leaders -- Julie Samuels, Mark Cuban Chair to Eliminate Stupid Patents, Electronic Frontier Foundation -- Pat Lavelle, Director, President and Chief Executive Officer, VOXX International; Vice Chair, CEA Board of Industry Leaders -- Gary Shapiro, President and CEO, CEA RSVP: gellis@CE.org About CEA: The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the $209 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. More than 2,000 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA membership, including legislative advocacy, market research, technical training and education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships.CEA also owns and produces the International CES – The Global Stage for Innovation. All profits from CES are reinvested into CEA’s industry services.Find CEA online: www.CE.org and www.DeclareInnovation.com. Follow CES at www.CESweb.org and through both CEA and CES social media channels. UPCOMING EVENTS *CES on the Hill April 16, 2013, Washington, DC *Digital Patriots Dinner April 17, 2013, Washington, DC *Technology & Standards Spring Forum May 20-24, 2013, Denver, CO *CE Week June 24-28, 2013, New York, NY *2013 CEA Industry Forum October 20-23, 2013, Los Angeles, CA *17^th Annual CEO Summit October 23-25, 2013, Rancho Palo Verdes, CA *2014 International CES New York Press Preview November 12, 2013, New York, NY *2014 International CES January 7-10, 2014, Las Vegas, NV Contact: Consumer Electronics Association Grace Ellis, 703-907-5292 gellis@CE.org or Laurie Ann Phillips, 703-907-7654 laphillips@CE.org
Businesses to Congress: Stop the Patent Trolls’ Drain on U.S. Economy
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