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____/ bbgruff on Thursday 18 Aug 2011 17:23 : \____
> On Wednesday 17 August 2011 22:35 Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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>> ____/ bbgruff on Wednesday 17 Aug 2011 16:09 : \____
>>> On Wednesday 17 August 2011 09:37 Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>>> It's not entirely true. IBM in particular has a lot of power...and the
>>>> head of the USPTO is from IBM.
>>>> IBM actively promotes software patents. As does Intel...
>>> What's the current situation with respect to (purely) software patents in
>>> the EU, Roy?
>> It's like alcohol in Tehran. It's not legal, but...
> I should have given you a bit more to go on - sorry!
> The reason I was asking was because I'm a bit puzzled by the Apple approach
> of applying for an injunction because something is "too similar" to their
> own product.
> This is very different from their approach in the U,S.
> Therefore, I assume that laws are somewhat different.
Yes, IANAL either, don't know how to answer that.
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