APRIL 30, 2015 - ARLINGTON, VA - Food Marketing Institute (FMI) applauds Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Ranking Member Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-TX), Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Mike Lee (R-UT), and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) for the introduction of the PATENT Act yesterday.

The supermarket industry has become an increasingly frequent target for patent trolls' abusive litigation practices.  Common sense reforms like those included in the PATENT Act will help curb these abusive practices and reduce the financial drain that trolls have taken on main street businesses and employers. FMI looks forward to working with PATENT Act sponsors and supporters to pass this important legislation out of the Senate.