IPKat: World day against software patents
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 03 Sep 2008 12:01
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The IPKat is, as readers might suspect, highly sceptical about the real motives and aims of this particular anti-patent lobby. If they had their way, we would see many worthwhile inventions fail to get any realistic level of protection outside the limited range of copyright. Any reform of the system to address the real underlying problem of how to improve patent quality to minimise the number of 'bad' patents that get granted (and most of them are undoubtedly in the US, which has its own particular examination issues) will, the IPKat suspects, never be enough for the FFII. Merpel would like to controversially point out that the ideological basis of the anti-patent lobbyists seem to have a lot in common with other single issue pressure groups like anti-globalisationists and man-made global warming alarmists; nothing the rest of us can do will ever be enough for them.
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