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

From: Reinoud van Leeuwen <reinoud(dot)v(at)n(dot)leeuwen(dot)net>
To: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: US Patents vs Non-US software ...
Date: 2005-01-18 22:05:57
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On Tue, Jan 18, 2005 at 11:38:45AM -0800, J. Andrew Rogers wrote:
> On Tue, 18 Jan 2005 09:22:58 +0200
> >Many countries do not grant software patents so it is not 
> >likely
> >that IBM applied through PCT since a refusal in one 
> >country may
> >cause to patent to be refused in all countries.
> Contrary to popular misconception, virtually all countries 
> grant software patents.  The problem is that people have 

Thanks to the new European Union member Poland, the Dutch plan to put the 
software patents on the agenda 3 days before Christmas was revoked. So no 
software patents in Europe for now. (and the opposition against it seems 
to grow!)

"Nothing is as subjective as reality"
Reinoud van Leeuwen    reinoud(dot)v(at)n(dot)leeuwen(dot)net

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