PersonalBee: UK High Court Follows Bad US Decision To Allow Software Patents
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 29 Jan 2008 21:14
Number of posts: 1
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Summary:
It looks like the UK is about to make the same dangerous mistake that US courts made a while back. A decision there has now stated that the Patent Office shouldn't automatically reject patent apps on software. Oddly, the Financial Times report on this only quotes those who seem to think this is a good thing. It quotes some patent attorneys (who, as a rule of thumb, generally want more things to be patentable) claiming this will help small companies better compete. This is actually the opposite of what's happened in the US since the Supreme Court made a similar decision allowing software patents about a decade ago.
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