'United for Patent Reform' Attracts High-Tech Members

Advocates for congressional action planned to debut a massive lobbying coalition known as United for Patent Reform drawing together some of the biggest names in Silicon Valley, such as Google, Facebook and Adobe -- but also relative newcomers to the patent debate, including Macy's, JCPenney and the National Association of Realtors. The new coalition kicks off a wider lobbying effort that will include an advertising blitz, events in lawmakers' home districts and meetings with them on Capitol Hill.