APR 15, 2015 | US
BSA Applauds Introduction of Innovation Protection Act
WASHINGTON, DC — April 16, 2015 —
BSA | The Software Alliance today praised introduction of the Innovation Protection Act (H.R. 1832). The bill provides permanent funding for the US Patent and Trademark Office and gives the agency autonomy over the fees it collects.
“A well-functioning Patent and Trademark Office is a key driver for our innovation economy,” said BSA President & CEO Victoria Espinel. “Ensuring the PTO has a steady stream of self-generated revenue will better position the agency as it continues to implement practices to strengthen the patent system, increase patent quality and protect innovation. We commend Ranking Member Conyers, Congressman Nadler, and all their cosponsors for their continued leadership on this important piece of legislation. We look forward to working with them to advance it through Congress.”
The legislation has garnered bipartisan cosponsors, including Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers (D-Mich.) and Reps. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.), Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.), Trent Franks (R-Ariz), Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), Doug Collins (R-Ga.), Ted Deutch (D-Fla.), Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) and Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.).
BSA |“软件联盟”(www.bsa.org) 是全球软件行业的主要倡导者，旨在代表该行业，向政府和国际市场发声。其成员包括全球最具创新力的公司，这些公司制定的软件解决方案，不但能够刺激经济，还能提升现代生活的品质。
BSA 的总部位于华盛顿特区，其营运机构遍布 30 多个国家。BSA 凭借这些机构，率先涉足合规项目，以期促进使用合法软件、倡导制定公共政策，并以此培养技术创新能力，以及推动发展数字经济。