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Mossoff Participates in Capitol Hill Panel on Patent Litigation

Professor Adam Mossoff took part in a program of the Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee entitled, "Will $Billions in Patent Lawsuits Kill Smartphone and Tablet Innovation?"

The event was held on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

A panel of experts examined patent litigation in the smartphone and tablet marketplace, considering topical questions such as whether mobile device companies innovate around property disputes, whether constant lawsuits are the natural byproduct of rapid innovation, and whether Congress should step in with legislation. The panel also debated the impact of the America Invents Act on smartphone litigation and considered what patent issues may lie ahead.

Joining Mossoff on the panel were Marvin Ammori, Principal, Ammori Group and Steering Committee, Engine Advocacy; Jorge Contreras, Associate Professor of Law, American University; and Rob Pegoraro, USA Today/Discovery News.  Eric Hinkes, Legal Policy Fellow, Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee, served as moderator.