WhatPC: Confusion reigns on software patents
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Date: 18 Apr 2008 17:33
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Whatever happens, the final results of the Symbian case will have a bearing on anyone who makes or uses software as part of their business. The important thing for the IT industry is that a clear and balanced set of rules are established, according to trade association Intellect. “We should like to see the rules about what is and is not patentable applied across the European Union in such a way as to give the same result in all member states,” said Jennifer Carlton, senior programme manager at Intellect. “The UK IPO has been out of step with the EPO and we hope that the Symbian case will serve to bring them more in line,” she said.
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