The Business Software Alliance (BSA), a copyright enforcement initiative financed mainly by large american software companies, is internally divided over the question of software patents. So far however the interests of BSA's most active member, Microsoft Corporation, have prevailed.
News & Chronology
2005-06-24 EU ZDNet Leader: Lies, damn lies and statistics (concludes from Marson findings that BSA is becoming evermore a synonym for "BS")
2005-06-24 EU ZDNet (Marson): The BSA's figures don't add up
2005-01-07 BSA concerned about patent litigation costs