Outlaw: Tech firms challenge software patent barrier in High Court
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Date: 13 Nov 2007 16:16
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"That is probably fair," said Kim Walker, head of intellectual property at Pinsent Masons, the law firm behind Out-law.com. "The solution would really be for somebody like the European Commission to say that protection for software which is constantly evolving and developing and is only really valuable for a couple of years, doesn't need 20 years of protection." "It would be good if someone had the guts to develop a new form of protection for software which would give short, sharp and narrow protection," he said. "I don't know if it would be feasible, the international complications would be enormous, but if you are going to protect software otherwise than through copyright, it ought to be something with a lighter touch."
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