Businesses to Congress: Stop the Patent Trolls’ Drain on U.S. Economy
CEA press conference takes deep dive into patent litigation reform
-- 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
1127 Connecticut Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
-- Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT)
-- Lee Cheng, Chief Legal Officer, Newegg
-- Jay McLellan, President, HAI by Leviton; Chair, CEA Board of
-- 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
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.
*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
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
Consumer Electronics Association
Grace Ellis, 703-907-5292
Laurie Ann Phillips, 703-907-7654
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