UK Continues To Move Towards Software Patents

from the just-as-we-move-away-from-them? dept

Back in January, we noted that the UK's high court appeared to have told the country's patent office to stop saying software couldn't be patented. Apparently, that wasn't enough as the same court has now again told the patent office that it can't ignore software patents, this time due to a case involving mobile phone operating system maker Symbian. It's rather unfortunate that this appears to be happening just as the US courts are finally questioning the wisdom of software patents.
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Filed Under: software patents, uk
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  1. icon
    Mike (profile), 19 Mar 2008 @ 10:23pm

    Re: Are you sure you know what you are talking abo

    Are you sure you know what you are talking about ?

    Yes, quite sure. Thanks for asking, though. From someone who has admitted to lying about himself and about me, it's comforting to know that you want to check in every once in a while.

    Speaking of which, were you ever going to explain:

    (a) Why you said you had a few patents a few years ago, and then later admitted you just got a patent?
    (b) What patent you actually have?

    WTF is "software patent", Mikey ?

    Ah, yes, the only sleight of hand trick of software patent fans to claim that it's no different than any other type of patent. You play dumb, but you have to admit that most patent offices around the world recognize the difference and it took a specific set of decisions in the US courts before software patents were allowed.

    So, claiming they're no different is a weak trick of someone who has no argument.

    Get familiar with the subject first,

    You know quite well that I understand the topic, your weak attempts at misdirection and lies aside.

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