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ZDNet UK: Patent Office Wants Debate on Software Directive

Feb 04, 2005, 18:15 (5 Talkback[s])
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"The UK Patent Office (UKPO) announced on Friday that it will hold a series of public workshops across the UK to discuss the proposed software patent directive.

"The workshops will examine the definition of a 'technical contribution' when deciding whether a particular software patent should be granted. This is a key part of the Computer Implemented Inventions Directive (CIID), which says that software can be patented if it can be shown to make a technical contribution..."

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