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[Fsfe-uk] Software patentable in the UK again

From: Alex Hudson
Subject: [Fsfe-uk] Software patentable in the UK again
Date: Sat, 26 Jan 2008 11:17:15 +0000

On, off, on, off - now it's on again ;)

Part of the UK Intellectual Property Office's practice post-Macrossan
was disallowing any patent which covered a computer program. That has
been appealed and seemingly over-turned:


I'm honestly not sure why this is a surprise to IP Kat, but I haven't
read the decision.

So, we're back to "technical effect" again, in a way. 



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