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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.”

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