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Patent Trolls Plague Some CUs, CUNA To Tell Lawmakers Today
WASHINGTON (12/17/13)--Today the Senate Judiciary Committee takes a look at patent law reform and the Credit Union National Association will be there to detail the chaos that patent trolls are creating for credit unions across the country.

John Dwyer, president/CEO of New England FCU, Williston, Vt., testifies today at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing entitled "Protecting Small Businesses and Promoting Innovation by Limiting Patent Troll Abuse." It's scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. (ET).

Dwyer will testify on behalf of CUNA and his own credit union, and will be the only financial services representative speaking.

Other hearing witnesses include:
  • Printing Industries of America President/CEO Michael Makin;
  • Adobe Systems, Inc., Vice President and Associate General Counsel Dana Rao;
  • Coalition for 21st Century Patent Reform Senior Vice President Philip Johnson;
  • Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Vice President, Intellectual Property Steve Bossone, Ph.D.;
  • AMD Senior Vice President Harry Wolin; and
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association Executive Director Q. Todd Dickinson.
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