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Mon Sep 20 09:06:18 CEST 2004
Johan Wevers schrieb am 2004-09-20 00:31:09:
> >IDEA is patented in Austria, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands,
> >Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Japan, and the USA.
> That's strange, since you can't patent algorithms in The Netherlands
> unless they are part of a physical device, in which case the whole device
> is patented. I can only assume that noone even questioned that patent
> because noone here was ever sued for using IDEA.
Same for Germany ... software patents are not (yet?) introduced in
Germany, but still the patent office is accepting software patents.
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