EPO: Patents for software
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 28 Dec 2008 09:58
Number of posts: 1
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B1: From terabytes to petabytes: exclusions from patentability - 11:00 - 12:15 - In the 1960s, computers filled whole rooms but had less memory space than the mobile phones of today. What advantages and developments can increased memory size support in the future? What can be patented, what is excluded and what should be copyrighted? Are European companies losing out in the marketplace due to our current system? Should the European Union and the European Patent Office adapt to the United States' policy on computer-implemented inventions?
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