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Intellectual Property

Intellectual property (IP) protections encourage the research and development (R&D) that drives innovation. Software accounts for 19.6 percent of all domestic business R&D in the United States. Proper IP protection frameworks are critical to maintaining this investment. BSA supports:

  • patent protection for all inventions on a technology-neutral basis,
  • copyright laws that protect the rights of authors, intermediaries, and users of works in the digital age,
  • protections for trade secrets, and
  • meaningful patent litigation reform that reduces opportunistic litigation and allows those who invent and innovate to thrive.

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FEATURED POLICY RESEARCH / POSITION PAPERS

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2022 BSA US Policy Agenda

JAN 25, 2022 | GLOBAL

Digital transformation has brought unprecedented opportunities and the need to update laws and policies. BSA’s agenda is designed to help policymakers modernize laws to address key issues and spread the benefits of technology.

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US: Making Sense of Section 230

FEB 12, 2021 | GLOBAL

This issue brief provides a high-level overview of what Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act does, why it is important to a much broader spectrum of stakeholders than those that have galvanized the current debate, and key considerations for evaluating potential reforms.

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BSA Testimony: Assessing the Effectiveness of the Transitional Program for Covered Business Method Patents

US: Testimony before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet on “Assessing the Effectiveness of the Transitional Program for Covered Business Method Patents”

MAR 19, 2018 | GLOBAL

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Patent and Trademark Office – Comments on Draft 2018-2022 Strategic Plan

US: Patent and Trademark Office – Comments on Draft 2018-2022 Strategic Plan

SEP 19, 2018 | GLOBAL

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