Computerworld: UK patent office ordered to accept software patent
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 20 Mar 2008 14:13
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Summary:
A U.K. appeals court decision is causing confusion over long-standing European regulations that generally forbid granting a patent for a computer program. At issue is a patent applied for by Symbian and rejected in July 2007 by the U.K. Intellectual Property Office (IPO). Symbian sought a patent for a system that makes accessing dynamic link libraries -- or files used by more than one application -- more reliable.
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