JAN 15, 2015 | US
BSA Looks to Advance Patent Reform, Fuel Digital Economy in 2015
WASHINGTON, DC — January 16, 2015 —
BSA | The Software Alliance today urged lawmakers to act on legislation to advance patent reform efforts, build trust in the data economy and ensure that global markets remain open for digital trade as it unveiled its legislative priorities for the 114th US Congress. The agenda aims to help build the global digital economy and drive policies designed for the 21st century.
“Eliminating abusive patent litigation should be a top priority for lawmakers. This is also a critical year for data and trade policies that are key to fueling the global digital economy,” said Victoria Espinel, President and CEO of BSA. “Congress has the opportunity to pass significant legislation to promote economic growth and trade, speed innovation and enhance privacy and cyber security protections. The 114th Congress must seize the moment and act on these issues in 2015.”
BSA’s 2015 Legislative Agenda focuses on patent reform and intellectual property issues, data policy, and trade and expanding global markets, as well as international procurement and human capital management.
Espinel said, “We are encouraged that leaders across the Administration and both houses of Congress have voiced their support for bipartisan action across patent, trade and data policies. Too much is at stake for our economy, our privacy and our security for another year of inaction in Washington. It’s time to move forward on these issues and we look forward to working with lawmakers to see these policies enacted.”
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。