Mossoff Testifies on Demand Letters and Consumer Protection
Professor Adam Mossoff testified November 7 on Capitol Hill at a Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Insurance Subcommittee hearing on "Demand Letters and Consumer Protection: Examining Deceptive Practices by Patent Assertion Entities."
The purpose of the hearing was to examine the impact of demand letters — sent by patent assertion entities (PAEs) or “patent trolls” — on small businesses, consumers, and innovators and to consider whether legislation is needed to provide increased protection for these individuals and groups.
Appearing as witnesses with Mossoff were Jon Bruning, attorney general of the State of Nebraska; Jon Potter, president of the Application Developers Alliance; Mark Chandler, senior vice president, general counsel, and chief compliance officer of Cisco Systems, Inc.; Julie Samuels, senior staff attorney at the Electric Frontier Foundation; and Larry Sinewitz, executive vice president of BrandsMart USA.
The event was streamed live, with a link and further information available here.