Out-Law: Software Patents in Europe: Debunking the Myths
Aug 21, 2004, 07:00 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Gray)
"The City of Munich stalled plans to put Linux on thousands of
desktops early this month, citing fears that a forthcoming European
Directive on the patentability of computer-implemented inventions
could leave it exposed to litigation.
"Although the rollout is back on track, this was just the latest
attack on one of Europe's most controversial Directives. But much
of the criticism is unfounded, according to John Gray, a patent
attorney with Glasgow-based patent and trade mark attorneys
Fitzpatricks. Here, Gray presents his views on separating the facts
from the fiction..."