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BSA Welcomes Latest Progress on House Legislation to Improve US Patent Law and Curb Abusive Litigation

WASHINGTON, DC — September 23, 2013

BSA | The Software Alliance today welcomed the latest progress in an effort driven by House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte to craft a legislative framework to improve the operation of US patent laws and limit abusive litigation.

“I commend Chairman Goodlatte for his commitment to further modernize the US patent system and curb abusive litigation practices,” said BSA President and CEO Victoria Espinel. “The Chairman has long been committed to making US patent law a powerful incentive for innovation. He has shown that determination once again by releasing a new draft of his proposed legislative framework. The Chairman’s proposal contains important measures that will help eliminate incentives for opportunistic litigation while ensuring that the law continues to protect all inventions, including software. We look forward to working with the Chairman and other Members of Congress to continue refining these proposals as the legislative process advances.”

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