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Re: US Patents vs Non-US software ...

From: Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)dcc(dot)uchile(dot)cl>
To: "Marc G(dot) Fournier" <scrappy(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: US Patents vs Non-US software ...
Date: 2005-01-18 00:45:45
Message-ID: 20050118004545.GA16150@dcc.uchile.cl (view raw or flat)
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On Mon, Jan 17, 2005 at 07:31:48PM -0400, Marc G. Fournier wrote:

> Just curious here, but are patents global?  PostgreSQL is not US software, 
> but it is run within the US ... so, would this patent, if it goes through, 
> only affect those using PostgreSQL in the US, or do patents somehow 
> transcend international borders?

No, they are limited to the territory they are registered in.

Not sure how that applies to somebody who just uses Postgres in the US;
of course, IANAL.

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Alvaro Herrera (<alvherre[(at)]dcc(dot)uchile(dot)cl>)
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