FEB 04, 2015 | US
BSA Welcomes Introduction of Innovation Act to Address Patent Abuse
WASHINGTON, DC — February 5, 2015 —
BSA | The Software Alliance today praised House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) for introducing the Innovation Act to prevent abusive patent litigation.
“Abusive and frivolous patent litigation hurts every segment of the American economy, especially innovators, and those who have become the new targets of such suits, such as retailers, realtors and other small businesses,” said BSA President and CEO Victoria Espinel. “The Innovation Act will help curb this abusive behavior. It will lower incentives to file frivolous suits and put bad actors at financial risk when they file suits to make windfall profits through threats. Patent reform is a top priority for America’s technology companies, and we look forward to working with Chairman Goodlatte and his colleagues to advance the bill.”
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。