IP-Watch: EU Favours Disclosure Of Computer Patents Before Standards Are Set
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Date: 21 Nov 2008 08:32
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Summary:
Rigo Wenning from the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), which develops technologies for the internet, claimed there is a clear benefit for innovation if computer data is shared, rather than subject to a patent. Conducting a search to see if a technology is subject to patent can cost €10,000 euros. As there are almost 2 million patent applications across the globe each year, such searches are too expensive for most firms, he added.
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