MAR 18, 2015 | US
BSA Stresses Critical Need for Reform to End Patent Abuse in Senate Testimony
WASHINGTON, DC — March 19, 2015 —
In testimony today before the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, BSA | The Software Alliance points to the enormous economic toll that abusive patent lawsuits place on innovators of all sizes and the need for a strong patent system as it makes the case for patent reform legislation to curb abusive litigation.
“As some of America’s most innovative companies and largest patent holders, BSA member companies value a strong, efficient and consistent patent system as an engine for continued innovation. But today’s patent litigation system is being abused by bad actors looking to game the system by driving up costs on businesses of all sizes, especially small businesses,” said Tim Molino, BSA’s Policy Director who is testifying at the hearing. “Now is the time for Congress to take action and curb abusive patent litigation tactics. By focusing legislative efforts on litigation abuses, we can eliminate incentives for frivolous suits and deter unscrupulous actors while strengthening the patent system so that it is predictable, efficient, and fair.”
BSA’s testimony stresses the urgent need for strong Congressional legislation to rebalance costs and curb abusive litigation behavior. The testimony also highlights key priorities for patent reform legislation and reinforces the importance of patents in promoting innovation.
“We thank the Committee for calling attention to this important issue and urge the Senate to move quickly to advance patent reform legislation,” said Molino.
Click here to download BSA’s testimony.
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。