"Summary: New signs that attempts are being made to legalise software patent without ever debating the subject. When it comes to software patents, the EPO appears to have already lost its way. There is obviously some friction within, too. Over in the UK we find that Nokia, a true fiend when it comes to software patents in Europe [1, 2], is only making things worse [PDF]. Despite some of the good work it did in the Linux ecosystem, it keeps injecting patentability of software via the United Kingdom, where Canonical is - to its credit - fighting against software patents. Glyn Moody has this new report about Canonical’s amicus curiae brief."