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Symbian's Patently Terrible "Triumph"

Oct 13, 2008, 16:07 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Glyn Mody)

[ Thanks to E5 Rebel for this link. ]

"Basically, the UK patent office appealed against an earlier appeal against its own refusal to grant a patent to Symbian for a programming technique. Yes, you read that correctly: the Patent Office was trying to get an appeal against its refusal to grant a patent struck down, because it didn't believe that the original patent application should be allowed. Through its own appeal, the UK Patent Office was trying to establish what could and could not be patented in the world of code."

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