To: State Presidents, Local Presidents, State & Local AEs, State & Local GADs
From: Chris Polychron, NAR President
RE: NAR Call for Action on Patent Reform Legislation
Date: 20 July 2015
On Monday, July 13th NAR launched a Call for Action to all REALTORS® asking them to contact their Members of Congress and urge support for H.R. 9 - The Innovation Act. Today, I am asking for your help to promote this Call for Action among your membership.
Why should you and REALTORS® care about Patent Reform? You may think a "Patent Troll" can’t disrupt your business but individual REALTORS®, Brokers and Multiple Listing Services have all been targeted with vague and deceptive letters alleging patent infringement to demand unjustified payments for using basic technology like dropdown menus, website search functions, and even office scanners.