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Siemens Betrays Germans by Legalising Software Patents in Europe

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The scandalous company decides not only to support Microsoft's "Linux tax" but also to help legalise software patents in Germany

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German Court Effectively Opens The Floodgates By Saying Software Patents Are Legal

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a German court has effectively allowed a wide range of software patents. Previously, you could have very limited software patents only if they involved using "controllable forces of nature" to create a desired effect. Software usually did not qualify.

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A conference on software patents and free software

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On April 29, the University of Colorado held a conference on patents and free software. The following is not a comprehensive report of the event; instead, it focuses on a few of the more interesting moments.

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Symptoms of the Sickness of the Patent System and Apple’s Infinite Greed

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The patent system receives more mockery and jabs while monopolies like Apple exploit it in order to marginalise competition

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Free Software Foundation Europe Likens Apple/Microsoft Behaviour to Blackmail

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The Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) calls the spade "a spade"; Nokia's solution to the extortion problem cannot be generalised, so patent reform is urgently needed

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Nokia and Intel defensive on MeeGo Linux patents

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Tech companies are playing hardball on smart phones, yet Linux could gain the upper hand with Intel and Nokia going on the defensive with MeeGo. To get you on Facebook while on the bus, play a tune, and - oh, yeah - make a call, Microsoft and Apple are finding new ways to reign in the competition on phones: they're using patent threats.

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The Cost of Patent Trolls Who Attack Linux

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Why patent trolls or puppets like Acacia (and Microsoft) do manage to cause harm to Linux, even when their case is altogether bogus

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Software patents: Stifling innovation with threats and bluster

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Jobs replied, saying that “[a] patent pool is being assembled to go after Theora and other open source codecs now.” The news spread like wildfire. This episode provides a good example of how software patents harm innovation and why they are ultimately incompatible with Free Software. Any program - Free Software or not - is threatened by patents.

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A Patent Pool is Being Assembled to Go After Theora and Other “Open Source” Codecs Now.

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Apple's threat not only to Free/libre software but also to standards everyone can use is made more apparent because of new mail

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Why Our Civilization's Video Art and Culture is Threatened by the MPEG-LA

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We've all heard how the h.264 is rolled over on patents and royalties. Even with these facts, I kept supporting the best-performing "delivery" codec in the market, which is h.264. "Let the best win", I kept thinking. But it wasn't until very recently when I was made aware that the problem is way deeper. No, my friends.

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Software Patents Imperialism

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Further evidence that those supporting software patents are front groups of giant corporations (seeking to tighten a monopoly) and patent lawyers who treat software patents as additional income

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Why Klaus-Heiner Lehne Lobbies for Software Patents (Money of Course)

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A look at one of the software patent culprits, who advances personal agenda at the expense of Europe's

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USPTO Starts Rejecting Software Patents While Germany Approves MS’s

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Software patents apparently encounter new barriers in the USPTO, whereas in Europe there is a reversal which seems to contradict EPO rules

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Microsoft Software Patents in Codecs, Web Font DRM, and Likewise-HP

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A look at some issues where Microsoft walks among patents and uses their enforcement to pursue its own goals

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The Legal ‘Industry’ of Software Patents

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Support for software patents in New Zealand mostly comes from outsiders of the software industry - those to whom software is just something to tax with legal expenses

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