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October 23, 2013
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NAB Statement on Introduction of the "Innovation Act of 2013”

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A patent reform bill was offered today with bipartisan support by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Robert Goodlatte (R-VA). In response, the following statement can be attributed to NAB Executive Vice President of Communications Dennis Wharton:

"NAB strongly supports the 'Innovation Act of 2013,' a bill offered today by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Robert Goodlatte (R-VA) that has broad bipartisan support. For too long, U.S. economic growth has been stifled by 'patent trolls' who game the legal system with frivolous patent litigation. America's hometown broadcasters look forward to working with Chairman Goodlatte and other House and Senate leaders to pass legislation that will deter patent abuses that are a drain on American businesses."

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