The Need for
Balanced Reform

Abusive patent litigation creates a heavy burden for companies across the US economy — slowing innovation, undermining competitiveness and stunting economic growth. The problem demands targeted legislative solutions that balance the scales in the legal system to make life harder for bad actors and better for innovators.

BSA recommends four principles for effective patent reform:

1. Litigation abuses are the problem, not

2. The solution is to deter bad actors by
    reducing the skewed incentives in the
    legal system that make opportunistic
    litigation an attractive business model.

3. The law should provide the same
    incentives for all inventors;
    discriminating against certain types of
    technology innovation would undermine
    US competitiveness.

4. Improving patent quality is critical, and
    USPTO cannot do its vital part without
    adequate resources.

Learn More >>


  Vote No for Extending the Transitional Program for CBM Patents, 06/02/2015
  BSA Letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Proposed Post Grant Changes, 06/02/2015
  Timothy A. Molino Testimony: Patent Reform: Protecting Innovation and Entrepreneurship, 03/19/2015
  BSA Letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee calling for legislation to curb abusive patent litigation practices, 03/18/2015
  BSA Planet Blue Amicus Brief, 03/06/2015
  Andrew J. Pincus Testimony: Examining Recent Supreme Court Cases in the Patent Arena, 02/12/2015
  Joint Industry Letter Urging Legislation to Curb Troll Litigation, 04/30/2014

Other Voices

The Hill on CBMs: “Light at the end of the tunnel for patent reform, or an oncoming train?,” 06/03/15
Breitbart on CBMs: “Google Seeks Advantage in Patent Reform,” 11/27/13
Forbes on CBMs: “Will Patent Reform Aid or Cripple Companies and Investors?” 11/12/13
RedState on CBMs: “Stop Trial Lawyers But Protect Innovators,” 11/11/13
Patriot Action on CBMs: “Big Business Angling for New Loophole to Steal Patents,” 11/10/13
Human Events on CBMs: “Congress to Give Google, Trolls A Patent Theft ‘Hall Pass’,” 11/10/13
Kappos Offers Fact-Driven Analysis of the Software Patent System, BSA Techpost 11/20/2012

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