In a letter sent to the Senate Judiciary Committee prior to the confirmation hearing on May 24th, 2017, Engine expressed its strong support for Vishal Amin’s nomination to the position of U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator.
As a non-profit advocacy and research organization that supports high-growth startups, we have seen firsthand how important a balanced intellectual property system is to the vitality of the tech economy. The startups we represent are responsible for developing some of the most valuable intellectual property in the world but are also particularly vulnerable to frivolous patent and copyright litigation. Mr. Amin has worked tirelessly over the years to craft balanced patent and copyright policies that help foster the startup economy. His experience and familiarity with startup issues makes him particularly qualified to help develop a pro-innovation intellectual property agenda.
We hope the Committee will promptly approve his nomination, and we look forward to working with him in the coming years.