Saxonica: Software Patents
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 02 Oct 2008 13:22
Number of posts: 1
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Summary:
The FFII (Foundation for a Free Information Infrastructure (FFII)) is lobbying again in the fight against software patents: there's a draft petition being created at http://stopsoftwarepatents.eu/draft to which I have added my comments. They won the last round in 2005, succeeding in blocking EU legislation to permit software patents, but it seems to have made no difference on the ground, as the European Patent Office continues to grant them at a rate of knots. Presumably the EPO is happy to take the fees and leave the courts to sort out whether the patents are actually valid or not.
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