[Fsf-friends] Don't post misinformation
Mon Jul 11 16:49:53 IST 2005
Arpit Sud wrote:
>On 7/8/05, V. Sasi Kumar <email@example.com> wrote:
>>[d]oes this mean that software can be patented?
>The countries will have their own laws with respect to the software
>patents. Now its up to the govt of the european countries whether they
>allow software patents or not.
Patents in the Europe Union are governed by the European Patent
Convention, 1973, that is binding on its member states and it is not
possible for the member countries to have their own patent laws. The
1973 convention is often cited as a good example of the co-operation
between European nations, and much has been built upon it. Europe is
divided on some issues, but this issue is not among them for a fairly
long period of time now.
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