Small Inventors Support the Innovation Act

Washington, D.C. (December 4, 2013) – Today, members of the Application Developers Alliance sent a clear message to Congress: App developers are innovators, and they support the Innovation Act. In the message to House members, seven Alliance members explained why startups and small business innovators need strong patent reform, refuting the argument that small inventors oppose the Innovation Act.

“Many trolls target small companies just after they receive outside funding or announce new products.  The results are harsh: companies shut down, innovative products not offered, jobs eliminated, and dispirited entrepreneurs,” the Alliance members explain. “App developers are innovators. We need patent reform and the Innovation Act.” 

The Innovation Act is an important first step toward eradicating patent troll abuse and extortion. We support its passage by the House of Representatives this week,” the Alliance members write.

The message is signed by: Elaina Farnsworth, Mobile Comply (Michigan);

Todd Moore, TMSoft (Virginia); Kevin O’Connor, FindTheBest (California); Peter Braxton, JumpRope (Illinois); Austin Meyer, X-Plane (South Carolina); Jerry Tarrant, MyWebGrocer (Vermont); Kate Doerksen, Ditto (California).

Read the entire message here.

About the Application Developers Alliance

The Application Developers Alliance is an industry association dedicated to meeting the unique needs of application developers as creators, innovators, and entrepreneurs. Alliance members include more than 30,000 individual application developers and more than 150 companies, investors, and stakeholders in the apps ecosystem.