FEB 11, 2015 | US
House Hearing on SCOTUS Patent Cases Shows Greater Need for Reform, Says BSA
WASHINGTON, DC — February 12, 2015 —
A House Judiciary Subcommittee hearing today examining recent Supreme Court rulings on patent cases will underscore the urgent need to pass patent reform legislation, said BSA | The Software Alliance.
“We need to have discussions like today’s hearing to make it clear that there is still a critical need for patent reform. The fact of the matter is that abusers are still trying to game the system by driving up litigation costs, creating a heavy burden for companies across the economy,” said BSA President and CEO Victoria Espinel. “The recent Supreme Court decisions have not changed the fact that bad actors still face few downsides in bringing frivolous patent claims. Congress must step in and provide the clarity that the system needs. We thank Chairmen Goodlatte and Issa for holding this hearing today and look forward to working with them to pass the Innovation Act.”
The hearing examining recent Supreme Court cases in the patent arena is scheduled to begin at 1 pm. For more information, visit www.judiciary.house.gov.
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。