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BSA Applauds House Judiciary Committee Action on Trade Secrets Legislation

WASHINGTON, DC — September 17, 2014 —

BSA | The Software Alliance today welcomed the passage of The Trade Secrets Protection Act of 2014 by the House Judiciary Committee.

“BSA applauds the Committee for passing the Trade Secrets Protection Act,” said BSA President and CEO Victoria Espinel. “Intellectual property protection has been a longtime priority for BSA members. Entrepreneurs —both small and large — need the right tools to prevent their most vital information and innovations from being stolen. The Trade Secrets Protection Act enhances those tools, helping to protect the property of our country’s innovators.”

The Trade Secrets Protection Act of 2014 was introduced by Rep. George Holding (R-NC) and co-sponsored by bipartisan members of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet, including Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers (D-Mich.), Subcommittee Chairman Howard Coble (R-NC), Subcommittee Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), and Reps. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY),  Steve Chabot (R-Ohio), Doug Collins (R-GA), and Suzan DelBene (D-WA).

“We are encouraged by the bipartisan support for the bill and look forward to working with the bill’s sponsors to move it forward,” Espinel said.
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