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Media Advisory: BSA CEO, Board Members and Sen. Hatch Announce Priorities for Software Industry

To conclude BSA member fly-in, BSA CEO and board members will provide comments on patent reform, government access to data, and global trade issues

WHAT: BSA President & CEO Victoria Espinel, in conjunction with Senator Orrin Hatch (R – Utah), Microsoft’s Brad Smith and’s Burke Norton will address progress made on the most pressing issues facing the software industry and the next steps for patent reform, striking the right balance between privacy protections and government access to private data, and moving forward on global trade agreements. The comments conclude a full day of meetings with Members of Congress and the Administration as part of BSA’s General Counsel fly-in.


  • Senator Orrin Hatch (R – Utah)
  • Victoria Espinel, President & CEO, BSA | The Software Alliance
  • Brad Smith, Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Microsoft
  • Burke Norton, Executive Vice President & Chief Legal Officer,

WHEN: Tuesday, March 3 at 3:45 p.m.

WHERE: Senate Visitor Center, Room 201

BSA members participating in Fly-In meetings include: Adobe, Altium, Apple, CA Technologies, Dell, IBM, Microsoft, Minitab, Oracle,, and Siemens.

For more information, contact BSA Senior Communications Manager Kara Kelber at (202) 266-2526 or

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