Police raid not about software patents
Posted Mar 14, 2008 18:45 UTC (Fri) by giraffedata
In reply to: Police raid not about software patents
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I'm way out of my area of expertise, but from the articles about UK software patenting, it sounds to me like the same rule that you can't patent a computer program would apply to a physical device that runs (and is packaged with) the program. I.e. if there's nothing novel about the CPU and the only thing invented was a new sequence of instructions for it to execute, it falls under the computer program exclusion.
I also notice that the articles distinguish UK from Europe, so at least under that terminology, I shouldn't consider these cases to be examples of how "European" courts deal with software patents.
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