MAR 17, 2015 | US
Abusive Patent Lawsuits Will Not End Without Legislation, Says BSA in Letter to Senate
WASHINGTON, DC —March 18, 2015—
BSA | The Software Alliance today sent a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee calling for legislation to curb abusive patent litigation practices. Such legislation would lower the cost of patent suits and reduce the financial incentives to file abusive litigation. The letter comes as the Senate Judiciary holds a hearing examining the impact that abusive patent litigation has on the economy.
“There are entirely too many incentives today in the patent system that entice frivolous, abusive lawsuits against innovators,” said BSA President & CEO Victoria Espinel. “It’s clear that Congressional action is still needed to curb these abuses. We strongly support Chairman Grassley, Ranking Member Leahy, and the Judiciary Committee’s efforts to end patent abuse and look forward to working closely with members of both the Senate and House to pass a strong bill.”
Click here to download BSA’s letter to the Judiciary Committee.
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。