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.
소프트웨어 연합(BSA | The Software Alliance, 이하 BSA)(www.bsa.org)은 각국 정부를 대상으로 세계 시장에서 전 세계 소프트웨어 업계를 대변하고 옹호하는 선도적 연합체입니다. 세계의 가장 혁신적 기업들이 회원사로 참여하며 경제에 활기를 불어 넣고 현대의 생활을 향상시키는 소프트웨어 솔루션을 만들어 내고 있습니다.
워싱턴 DC에 본부를 두고, 30개국이 넘는 국가들에서 운영되는 BSA는, 합법적 소프트웨어 사용을 증진시키고 기술 혁신을 촉진하며 디지털 경제의 성장을 추진하는 공공 정책을 지지하는 준법 프로그램들을 선도합니다.