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Re: [Fsfe-uk] Hilariously bad UKPO software patent decision

From: Ciaran O'Riordan
Subject: Re: [Fsfe-uk] Hilariously bad UKPO software patent decision
Date: 14 Mar 2006 13:15:24 +0000
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Alex Hudson <address@hidden> writes:
> This actually almost makes me want to cry. Glyn Wintle @ FFII-UK pointed
> this out to us:
>       http://www.regdeveloper.co.uk/2006/03/14/java_bytecode_patent_ruling/

It's hard to pick a worst part, but I think this one is mine:

 "The invention was almost certainly made at a much earlier stage in the
  creative process, before any computer program had been written (or
  flowcharts generated) with a view to implementing the invention."

What has the time of implementation got to do with whether the idea is

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