FSFE: Why European software patents are legally invalid
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 13 Oct 2008 14:46
Number of posts: 1
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Summary:
A second obvious problem with the EPO's interpretation is that it doesn't just render meaningless the exclusion of computer programs. It renders all the exclusions meaningless, so games, doing business, scientific theories, "rules and methods for performing mental acts" (yes, ways of using your brain), and all the other things listed in Paragraph 2 of Article 52 should be patentable. Which is completely absurd. Unfortunately, a UK appeal court has recently upheld this bizarre twisting of patents - and that article mis-reports the patent dangers as "protection" for software developers.
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