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    Default Apparently bad news on EU patents


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    Unfortunately, it was only a matter of time.

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    Bah...

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

    The last software patent vote was overwhelmingly against.

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    Quote 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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    Quote 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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    This is really a bad news... sh**

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    Germany.... World War 1 World War 2.. World War 3??

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

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    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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