Flora: Software Patents and Free/Libre and Open Source Software (FLOSS)
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 21 Apr 2008 19:11
Number of posts: 1
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Summary:
Software in the form of a data model or an algorithm is automatically excluded from patentability under subsection 27(8) of the Patent Act, in the same manner as a mathematical formula, and is considered to be equivalent to a mere scientific principle or abstract theorem. However, computer related subject matter is not excluded from patentability if the traditional criteria for patentability are satisfied. Software that has been integrated with statutory subject matter may be patentable
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