FFII vs Amazon: add a computer, and the EPO will give you software patents
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 18 Oct 2007 10:44
Number of posts: 17
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Summary:
FFII is currently opposing the Amazon one-click patent (EP927945) at the European Patent Office based on subject matter exclusion (EPC art52.2 - exclusion of computer programs from the field of patentability). This broad software patent is listed n°10 on the FFII's webshop poster and impacts any webshop running on the internet. The Opposition division made a preliminary decision last 30 July. Guess how they replied to FFII's opposition: just add a computer to your computer program, and the EPO will give you a computer program patent.
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