Software Patents: the Difference between Excluding Computer Programs as Such and Excluding Computer Programs as Such
(sticK - 23 May 2013 ) The Patents Bill has had a tortuous ride through Parliament – to say the least. Introduced in 2008, it was reviewed by a select committee in 2009 and reported back in March 2010. In September 2012, the bill finally got its second reading that featured a heated debate over the exclusion from patent eligibility of “a computer program as such”.
then the committee stage (when the “as such” wording
would be voted on) has been delayed.
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