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CEA Congratulates Rep. Issa on House Judiciary IP Chairmanship

Arlington, VA – December 4, 2014 – 
The following statement can be attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, regarding Rep. Darrell Issa’s (R-Calif.) chairmanship of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet:

“We congratulate Rep. Issa and are confident he will lead the House IP subcommittee in the same problem-solving manner that he led the House Oversight Committee and our industry association. From starting his own business to being a patent owner, Chairman Issa brings real world experience to a vitally important subcommittee.

“We look forward to working with him and the entire subcommittee on a range of intellectual property issues the consumer electronics industry faces such as utility patents, design patents, trademarks and copyrights. Chairman Issa may not always be in agreement with our positions, but he is ethical, thorough and thoughtful. A great leader like Chairman Issa is vital for the subcommittee responsible for protecting and promoting innovation, America's greatest asset.”

Before his election to Congress, Rep. Issa served two terms as CEA chairman. In 2005, he was inducted into CEA’s Digital Patriots program for his instrumental role in supporting and advancing technology innovation.
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