ZDNet: Symbian wins software-patent ruling
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Date: 20 Oct 2008 09:42
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Symbian has won the right to patent a piece of accelerator software in the United Kingdom. Previously, U.K. patent law has prohibited computer code being awarded a patent, but on Wednesday a High Court ruling found that Symbian's 'Mapping dynamic link libraries in a computing device' application did not contravene the U.K. Patents Act. As the software produced an effect on other pieces of technology, by potentially making dynamic link libraries (DLL) work more efficiently, the Court of Appeal found that the accelerator program was eligible for a patent.
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