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NAR Applauds House Passage of Legislation to Protect Realtors(R) From Frivolous Patent Infringement Lawsuits

WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwired) -- 12/05/13 -- The following is a statement by National Association of Realtors® President Steve Brown:

"The Innovation Act of 2013, which passed in the U.S. House of Representatives today, will help curb abusive patent litigation and licensing schemes that are increasingly harming Realtors® and main street business owners.

"NAR will continue to support legislative efforts to prevent fraudulent claims from 'patent trolls,' who divert significant time and money away from Realtors® and their businesses."

The National Association of Realtors®, "The Voice for Real Estate," is America's largest trade association, representing 1 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.

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