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   Re: UK software patent survey (was Didier's lab report)

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  • From: Ronald Bourret <rpbourret@rpbourret.com>
  • To: francis@redrice.com
  • Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2000 14:39:41 -0800

The URL has changed. The overall article is at:


And the actual survey is at:


Although the survey does appear to be aimed at whether software patents
should be granted in Britain, it is also being used as input to whether
they should be allowed in the EU. The deadline for EU input is 15
December, so getting input today or tomorrow would be a good thing.
There is no deadline for input on the British survey.

-- Ron

Francis Norton wrote:
> >
> > Actually, information architect filled for a patent for dynamic aggregation
> > based on the user profile or the device profile. So maybe its too late and
> > conditional aggregation is now a proprietary solution????
> Not sure if this is on-topic - though it comes up fairly regularly here
> - but this is nearly your last chance to tell the UK Patent Office your
> persuasive opinion about the desirability or otherwise of software and
> business patents.
> The questionaire is at
> http://www.patent.gov.uk/snews/notices/softcons.html, and it's open till
> the 15th.
> It appears to be aimed at people with a stake in the UK economy, but I
> imagine that the opinion of any expat brits who happen to have invented,
> say, the world wide web, would be welcome too...
> Francis.

Ronald Bourret
Programming, Writing, and Training
XML, Databases, and Schemas


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