NAR Call For Action
In the next couple of weeks, the U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on H.R. 9 – The Innovation Act of 2015, which will take vital steps to protect the real estate industry from frivolous lawsuits brought by patent trolls. The National Association of Realtors is supporting H.R. 9.
REALTORS® are targeted by patent trolls at alarming rates for simply using common business technologies like drop down menus and search functions on websites or scan-to-email technologies found in every office scanner. Patent trolls exist solely to purchase old patents and to use the threat of expensive lawsuits to extort money from legitimate businesses. Congress must pass common-sense comprehensive patent litigation reform to protect Main Street businesses and REALTORS® from patent troll abuse.