BBC: How Patents Protect Innovation
Dec 25, 2004, 21:00 (22 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Simon Gentry, Joff Wild)
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"'As someone who clearly believes passionately in innovation,
Bill Thompson should take the time to read the draft European
Directive on Computer Implemented Inventions.
"'If he does, he will see that, far from being a charter
designed to allow American multinationals to run roughshod over the
rights of small European companies, its effect will be to even up a
playing field that at the moment is heavily skewed in favour of the
strong and the rich...'"
Be Careful How You Code(Dec 17, 2004)