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LinuxMall.com: EuroLinux Fights Patent Extension

May 24, 2000, 19:38 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Opponents and proponents of European Union (EU) patent extension to software met in Berlin Thursday to express their views at the German Federal Ministry of Economy in Berlin."

"A panel of German software company representatives, patent experts, academicians and members of the German Federal government met to discuss the economic effects of software patents as well as the effect of such patents on the IT community."

"Siemens and IBM joined independent patent experts and patent office personnel in justifying the extension of the EU patent system to software with legal means."

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