[Fsfe-ie] Article on European patents for software

Barry Mahon barry.mahon at iol.ie
Thu Mar 13 09:53:09 CET 2008

Here - http://www.siliconrepublic.com/news/news.nv?storyid=single10510

there is an article -

Dublin firm dispels European patent myth

12.03.2008 - Trademark and patent attorneys Cruickshank have told executives from Yahoo!, Microsoft, MIT, Berkeley and Stanford that contrary to popular belief, software is patentable in Europe......

“It’s a myth that software is not patentable in Europe. In fact, the European Patent Office (EPO) issues software patents regularly.

“Confusion arises because of differences in the European requirements for software patent applications compared to those in the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)......

Bye, Barry

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