"The January Official Journal of the EPO contains the announcement of the EPO President's referral on software patents and notes that: "It is expected that third parties will wish to use the opportunity to file written statements in accordance with Article 10 of the Rules of Procedure of the Enlarged Board of Appeal (OJ EPO 2007, 303 ff). To ensure that any such statements can be given due consideration they should be filed together with any new cited documents by the end of April 2009 at the Registry of the Enlarged Board of Appeal, quoting case number G 3/08. An additional filing of the statement and documents in electronic form would be appreciated" gro.ope|abe_yrtsiger3gD#gro.ope|abe_yrtsiger3gD. So you might need to snail mail the statement with a stamp too! My answer needs some refinements before i post it… though. Comments appreciated!"