Innovation Act Divides Startups, Small Businesses
Engine Advocacy and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), two organizations advocating on behalf of startup entrepreneurs, say the Innovation Act isn’t perfect in its current form, but it’s a move in the right direction.
“There are a lot of great aspects of the bill that would put a stop to many of the bad practices engaged in by patent trolls,” says EFF activist Adi Kamdar. He says the bill could be stronger in certain areas, particularly in regards to demand letters. Kamdar and other advocates say non-practicing entities often send out demand letters to hundreds of small businesses and startups at the same time as a scare tactic.