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Financial Times: Software Patents Ruling Represents Fair Compromise

Jan 08, 2005, 03:00 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Hugo Lueders)

"Sir, Tobias Buck ('New EU patents rules divide software industry', January 4), neglects to point out that, in the debate over draft European Union legislation relating to patents for computer-implemented inventions, almost no one in the software industry in Europe actually welcomes the prospect of software patents per se.

"The issue is all too easily, and incorrectly, cast as a battle between big and small or even proprietary and open source proponents..."

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