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Matthias Wimmer m at
Mon Sep 20 09:06:18 CEST 2004

Hi Johan!
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.

Tot kijk
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