SPAN Coalition Files Comments with FTC and OMB

The industry's Stop Patent Abuse Now (SPAN) coalition has filed comments with the Federal Trade Commission and Office of Management and Budget regarding the FTC's decision to conduct a study (under the authority granted to it by section 6(b) of the FTC Act) of patent trolls. Our comments strongly support the FTC's decision as it will help the Commission understand the issues faced by our members that are being threatened and sued by patent trolls. We believe it is also important that the Commission focus on the impact and cost, especially on small businesses, of unfair and deceptive demand letters.

SPAN, which is made up of the ANA, 4A's, DMA, National Retail Federation (NRF) and Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) filed the comments on June 18th. They can be viewed in full here.