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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.

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.

Transitional Program for Covered Business Method Patent

BSA has developed a primer arguing that the Transitional Program for Covered Business Method Patent (CBM Program) should be allowed to expire in 2020, as intended by Congress and as recommended by the US Patent and Trademark Office. The CBM Program has fulfilled its purpose, other technology-neutral proceedings will continue to be available after the CBM Program expires, and the program now has unintended costs on software innovation.

BSA’s 2017 EU Policy Agenda

BSA’s EU Policy Agenda outlines the software industry’s 2017 priority policy areas. The continuation of Privacy Shield as well as policies that reward innovation, ensure cross-border data movements and streamline regulations will expand society’s access to the many benefits of software.

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