Intellectual Property, Creativity, and Innovation

Intellectual Property, Creativity, and Innovation

Intellectual Property, Creativity, and Innovation

Intellectual property (IP) protections encourage the research and development that drives innovation. Software accounts for 17.2 percent of all domestic business R&D in the United States. Policies to properly protect IP are critical to maintaining this investment. BSA supports:

  • meaningful patent litigation reform that reduces opportunistic litigation and allows those who invent and innovate to thrive,
  • patent protection for all inventions on a technology-neutral basis,
  • copyright laws that protect the rights of authors, intermediaries, and users of works in the digital age.

Software licensing

Support the legal principle that software companies should be allowed to serve their customers with product licenses that cover price, volume, transferability, and other considerations.

BSA’s 2017 Policy Agenda

Learn more about BSA’s positions on data policy, intellectual property, workforce development, and emerging technologies.

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