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NAR Call for Action: Stop Patent Trolls

REALTORS®, Brokers and Multiple Listing Services are targeted by patent trolls who buy up broad overly vague patents and use them to turn everyday business practices into lawsuits.

  • Tell your U.S. Representative to support H.R. 9, the Innovation Act, to stop patent trolls and protect the real estate industry from frivolous lawsuits.
  • REALTORS® across the country receive threatening demand letters and lawsuits alleging patent infringement based on the use of common business tools such as drop down menus or search alert functions on websites and the scanner function on a copier. These patent trolls buy vague patents and use them to turn everyday business practices into potential lawsuits.
  • H.R. 9 is scheduled for House floor consideration later this summer.

Congress must pass this common-sense, comprehensive patent litigation reform to protect Main Street businesses and REALTORS® from patent troll abuse.

More information is available at www.naractioncenter.com

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