Category Archives: software

Is infringment of patent in abroad liable to claim damages in the country…. ?

This is the question .. going to be decided by US SC in july 2007, while hearing Microsoft Corp. v. AT&T Corp., 05-1056 case. In a long-running case between Microsoft and AT&T, AT&T had been able to secure favorable judgments … Continue reading

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European patents and software

European patents and software Things are getting curioser and curioser in the long drawn out debate on whether computer software is patentable or not. The Commission had proposed back in 2000 that computer software patents could be invalidated. Then in … Continue reading

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Detectability and Software Patents

Bloglines | My Blogs: “Detectability and Software Patents By krajec on Patents in Business Some software ideas suffer from a unique problem: detectability. When an embodiment of an idea is expressed in a language that is compiled and distributed as … Continue reading

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The Invent Blog: Software Patents

The Invent Blog: Software Patents: “EU software patents a reality Via Bill Heinze, The European Council approved the Software Patents Directive which will now be sent back to the European Parliament for another vote in the Fall where reversing the … Continue reading

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Vote on Software patent directives in EU EurActiv.com Portal – News nr 1507687

Tension grows as Council prepares to vote on software patents directive Background:On 20 February 2002, the Commission presented a proposal for a Directive on the Patentability of computer-implemented inventions. These are defined as inventions “involving the use of a computer, … Continue reading

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Software Patents in EU

The Invent Blog: Software Patents: “Software patents in Europe Arnoud Engelfriet e-mailed me to some links on his site about software patents in Europe: Examples of granted European business method patents The patentability of business methods at the European Patent … Continue reading

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