Friday, April 10, 2009

ZSL supports Patent Reform Act of 2009

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman, Patrick Leahy, calls for Patent Reform

At an executive business meeting, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy made an opening statement encouraging progress on patent reform and urging support for the Patent Reform Act of 2009.

“The hearing last week demonstrated there is wide consensus among participants in the patent system, academics, and Senators on this Committee that Patent Reform is necessary,” Leahy stated. “It should also be apparent, at least in my view, that the time for posturing has ended, and the time for reaching agreement has arrived.”

He further stated, “I hope that the time has come for Congress to act.”

The Patent Reform Act of 2009 was scheduled to be considered by the Judiciary Committee this week, but has been delayed for one week in agreement with the Committee’s rules. Markup and debate will take place on Thursday, March 26.

In Dec 2007, ZSL is one among the other leading companies to sign the letters to Congress from the Patent Fairness Coalition.

Below is a list of companies and associations that signed on the letters:

* Adobe Systems Incorporated
* Apple, Inc.
* Applied Materials, Inc.
* Aruba Networks, Inc.
* Atheros Communications, Inc.
* Autodesk, Inc.
* Avaya Inc.
* Avid Technology, Inc.
* Bank of America
* Borealis Ventures
* Business Software Alliance
* CA, Inc.
* Cadence Design Systems, Inc
* Capital One
* Charter Communications
* Cisco Systems
* Citigroup
* Collexis Holdings, Inc.
* Comcast Corporation
* Computer & Communications Industry Association
* Computing Technology Industry Association
* Courion
* Dell
* eBay Inc.
* EMC Corporation
* EnerNOC
* Fidelity Investments
* Financial Services Roundtable
* FotoTime
* Google Inc.
* Hampton Roads Technology Council
* Hewlett-Packard Company
* HSBC North America
* Huntington National Bank
* Illinois Technology Association
* Infineon Technologies North America Corp.
* Information Technology Industry Council
* Intel
* Intuit, Inc.
* Iron Mountain
* Kalido
* Lexmark International, Inc.
* Logitech, Inc.
* Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council, Inc.
* Micron Technology, Inc.
* Microsoft
* Molecular
* National Semiconductor Corporation
* NetCoalition
* Network Appliance, Inc.
* Netflix, Inc.
* Newegg Inc.
* News Corporation
* Numenta, Inc.
* Nvidia
* OpenAir, Inc.
* Oracle
* Palm, Inc.
* Red Hat
* Reed Elsevier Inc.
*, Inc.
* The San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce
* SAP America, Inc.
* SAS Institute
* Seagate Technology, LLC
* Sebit, LLC
* Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association
* SkillSoft
* Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council
* Software & Information Industry Association
* Sun Microsystems, Inc.
* Symantec Corporation
* TechNet
* TECHQuest Pennsylvania
* Teradata Corporation
* Trimble Navigation Limited
* VeriSign Inc.
* Visa Inc.
* Visi-Trak Worldwide, LLC
* VMware, Inc.
* Vuze, Inc.
* Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
* Yahoo! Inc.
* Ze-gen
* ZSL, Inc

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