IPKat: Don't change European software patent rules, say CIPA
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 30 Apr 2009 21:38
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Summary:
The Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys has urged the EPO’s Enlarged Board of Appeal to reject calls to make radical changes to the rules on patenting computer programs. Changes to established practice would cause the kind of confusion that exists in the USA ... Chairman of CIPA’s Computer Technology Committee, Simon Davies, says that any major changes to the established practice “would create confusion in the computer industry throughout Europe.” [Quite true -- but failure to change current practice appears to have created a present state of confusion too. Which is better? Our current, known, confusion, or future unknown confusion?]
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