Ciaran: Ciaran O'Riordan: End Software Patents
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 01 Apr 2009 12:30
Number of posts: 2
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Bilski: Here we narrowed the scope for granting software patents. The USPTO's board of review is already invalidating patents based on the Bilski ruling. This is important not just for the USA but for the global movement because most software patent litigation takes place in the USA. Tom Tom is a Dutch company, but it's with the courts of the USA that Microsoft filed suit. Improvements in the USA also change what it means when other countries are pressured to harmonise with the USA.
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