December 24, 2004

Microsoft threatens Europe with software patents

Norbert Bollow writes "As
pointed
out on Groklaw
, Microsoft has told the EU's Court of First Instance that
"certain of the communications protocols that the Commission requires it to
provide are covered by patents or patent applications and that it intends to
file, before June 2005, a large number of patent applications." In view of
this,
Poland's
courageous action
against software patents is a great relief. There's an
online thank-you letter for Poland with
already over 10000 signatures."

Link: groklaw.net

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