Committee Members Vote Yes on TROL Act of 2014

Friday, Jul 11th, 2014

The Targeting Rogue and Opaque Letters Act (TROL Act) is a bill crafted by the House Energy and Commerce Committee aimed at stopping abusive patent demand practices. We support the approach taken in the TROL Act because we believe this is a balanced solution that punishes bad actors while preserving the ability of legitimate patent holders to protect their property rights.

"We believe the Act appropriately targets abusive behavior rather than particular types of patent owners, while maintaining the integrity of legitimate patent enforcement practices for all patent holders."-Innovation Alliance

The Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade recently voted on a draft and we would like to thank the following Committee members who voted affirmatively on the TROL Act:

  • Mr. Terry
  • Mr. Lance
  • Mrs. Blackburn
  • Mr. Harper
  • Mr. Guthrie
  • Mr. Olson
  • Mr. McKinley
  • Mr. Bilirakis
  • Mr. Johnson
  • Mr. Long
  • Mr. Upton
  • Mr. Matheson
  • Mr. Barrow