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Re: systemd patent fees - who pays?

+++ Alastair McKinstry [2014-03-28 12:45 +0000]:
> Software patents in Europe is a mess: the understanding I have from IP
> lawyers
> is that
> (1) software patents have no legal standing in Europe.
> (2) The EPO continues to issue them.
> That is, people get "European Software Patents" on the basis that someday
> they may be worth something, and if you haven't patented / tried patenting
> your 'invention', someone else will.
> Can you point to actual case law of a software patent being upheld in
> Europe?
> (as opposed to member states)

No, that's a good point, and as Phil points out, best discussed
elsewhere, so I'll leave it at that.

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