Simon Gentry is back in software patents lobbying. Now his role is to push for legalisation of software patents via the creation of central patent court in Europe.
Mr Gentry is speaking this week at the expensive conference IPBusinessCongress in Amsterdam, which is gathering many members of the patent community:
15:20 - 16:20
St John’s Room II
New opportunities for patent owners in Europe
• The London Agreement, the Community patent, a single patent litigation system
• An evolving market for patent rights
• The political dimension - patents under pressure
Moderator: Joff Wild (UK), Editor, IAM magazine
Mike Barlow (UK), Head, Global Patents and Technology Law, BP plc
Severin de Wit (Netherlands), Managing consultant, IPEG Consultancy
Simon Gentry (UK), Director, Campbell Gentry
Note that the moderator Joff Wild has already said that the central court could bring the codification of software patents by the backdoor:
The current situation shows why such talks are necessary – a central European patent court will help bring the certainty that, in a number of areas such as software and biotechnology, we currently do not have.
— Joff Wild, Intellectual Asset Management Magazine
Remember for whom Simon Gentry was working before:
And for whom he was working after:
Software patents are getting back through the back door, as EICTA and BSA predicted the monday before the vote on the software patent directive, arguing on the phone with several EPP MEPs to push for rejection, and push for a central court instead.