IAM: Leading European anti-patent campaigner steps down
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Date: 21 Jan 2008 14:32
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Summary:
The IPjur blog reports that Pieter Hintjens has stood down as the president of the FFII to be replaced by Spaniard Alberto Barrionuevo. And it does not look like it was an entirely happy handover. For those of you not familiar with the FFII, it has been the most prominent and effective campaigning organisation against software patents in Europe. Under Hintjens’ presidency it had also widened the scope of its remit somewhat to question many of the basic assumptions underpinning the patent system in Europe and has especially trained its eye on what it sees as an undemocratic and unaccountable EPO, as well as the EPLA.
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