Businesses to Congress: Stop the Patent Trolls’ Drain on U.S. Economy

  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
           -- 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

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: and Follow CES at 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

  *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


Consumer Electronics Association
Grace Ellis, 703-907-5292
Laurie Ann Phillips, 703-907-7654
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