LWN: FFII and EPO announce "Binaries-As-Prior-Art"
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Date: 02 Apr 2009 01:26
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Brussels & Munich, 1st April 2009 -- After years of confidential work, the European Patent Office (EPO) and the Foundation for a Free Information Infrastructure (FFII) today announce a radical way to improve software patent quality: Binaries-As-Prior-Art, or BAPA. BAPA combines a database of billions of compiled computer programs ("binaries") with a powerful Cloud search engine that can find any invention in microseconds.
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