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  • Apparently bad news on EU patents

    http://fosspatents.blogspot.com/2010...-software.html

  • #2
    Unfortunately, it was only a matter of time.

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    • #3
      Bah...

      ...

      Yes. Thinking about it, I'm not really surprised, given the incredible amount of bullshit that's going on lately about everything. Not just computery crap, I mean.

      Agh :/

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      • #4
        That doesn't mean the EU - just Germany (at present)

        The last software patent vote was overwhelmingly against.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by yossarianuk View Post
          That doesn't mean the EU - just Germany (at present)

          The last software patent vote was overwhelmingly against.
          What about the third bullet point in the "In a nutshell" section of the linked article? I'd say the EU position (or at least that of the bureaucrats in Brussels) is still murky, but it appears they are consolidating toward a stance that favors software patents.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by rbmorse View Post
            What about the third bullet point in the "In a nutshell" section of the linked article?
            Saw this on Groklaw a few days ago:

            http://www.patentlyo.com/patent/2010...n-the-epo.html

            "The bottom line for the time being is that the status quo will be maintained."

            Not that the status quo is any good, but still better than the US...

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            • #7
              This is really a bad news... sh**

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              • #8
                Germany.... World War 1 World War 2.. World War 3??

                I have no idea.....
                TROLLPOWERFTW!!

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                • #9
                  Insanity.
                  "...the highest German appeals court in matters of civil and criminal law overruled the country's highest patent-specialized court and decided that a client-server software for the automatic generation of structured documents (such as XML or HTML) is an example of a patentable software invention."
                  That covers what, every web technology on the planet?

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