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House ‘End Anonymous Patents’ Bill Would Improve Technology Licensing, Says BSA

WASHINGTON, DC — May 17, 2013

BSA | The Software Alliance today applauded Rep. Ted Deutch (D-Fla.) for introducing the End Anonymous Patents Act (H.R. 2024) in the US House of Representatives.

“The ‘End Anonymous Patents Act’ will make the patent system more transparent and the marketplace more fluid and dynamic,” said BSA Director of Government Relations Tim Molino. “The bill would take the simple step of requiring patentees to file a notice of ownership. Increasing transparency in that way will improve technology adoption and licensing by making it easier for potential users of patented inventions to identify and connect with patent holders so they can agree on terms. BSA commends Rep. Deutch for introducing this legislation and looks forward to working with Congress to move it forward.”

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BSA | The Software Alliance (www.bsa.org) is the leading advocate for the global software industry before governments and in the international marketplace. Its members are among the world’s most innovative companies, creating software solutions that spark the economy and improve modern life. With headquarters in Washington, DC, and operations in more than 60 countries around the world, BSA pioneers compliance programs that promote legal software use and advocates for public policies that foster technology innovation and drive growth in the digital economy.
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