Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Software Patents ePetition - No. 10 responds

The Prime Ministers office has responsed to the petition on software idea patents:

softwarepatents - epetition response

The response is very much in the right direction but I have to wonder what the terms "technical field" and "pure software" mean in practice. Are these terms holding the door open for some software to be patented much as has been permitted by the EPO?

The overt message from the PM is very much on target, but I would have liked the response to have been rather more crisp.

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