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NRF Applauds JCPenney’s Congressional Testimony on Patent Trolls

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Washington—The NRF congratulated today JCPenney for its testimony in front of a House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee hearing on patent reform, at which JCPenney Senior Managing Counsel Diane Lettelleir testified. According to NRF Senior Vice President for Government Relations David French, “Patent trolls impact every segment of the United States economy, …

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Main Street Merchants and Technology Leaders Target Patent Trolls

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Washington—To help in the battle against patent trolls, National Retail Federation today announced the launch of United for Patent Reform, a new coalition co-chaired by NRF and Oracle and comprised of grocery, hotel, retail, restaurant and technology associations and companies. The broad business coalition will pursue patent reform legislation aimed …

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Retailers Welcome Obama’s Anti-“Patent Trolls” Measures

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Washington—The Obama Administration’s efforts to curtail “patent trolls,” which often target retail businesses, is being applauded by retail industry associations, such as the National Retail Federation (NRF). In an attempt to crack down on the growing threat from so-called “patent trolls,” President Obama on Tuesday issued executive orders to curb …