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BBC: How Patents Protect Innovation

Dec 25, 2004, 21:00 (22 Talkback[s])
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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...'"

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