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    AGA Calls on Congress to Stop Patent Trolls

    Press Release
    February 4, 2014

    Washington – American Gaming Association (AGA) and Credit Union National Association on behalf of the Main Street Patent Coalition, called on Congress today to pass comprehensive patent reform. Speaking at a forum hosted by the R Street Institute, AGA’s Vice President of Government Relations Whitaker Askew issued the following statement:

    “Main street businesses are the economic engine that stimulate growth, jobs and innovation in this country.  We owe it to them to have a fair, cost-effective process in place to help protect against predatory patent trolls and the frivolous litigation they assert.  Patent trolls do not create jobs or innovation.  The gaming industry is proud to be an innovative, major American economic driver, supporting more than one million U.S. jobs.  Passing comprehensive patent reform legislation that curbs patent trolls is important to removing unnecessary and costly hindrances on American businesses.”

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