NYTimes: EU software patent issue goes to appeals body
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Date: 24 Oct 2008 19:10
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Alison Brimelow, president of the European Patent Office, has referred the deeply contentious question about how to assess the patentability of software-related inventions to her office's top appeals body, the enlarged board of appeal (EBoA), the EPO said late Friday. [...] The patentability of software has provoked fierce debate in Europe over the past 10 years. Technically, software is unpatentable. However, many software-related inventions have been granted European patents.
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