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Several large companies that include Microsoft, Philips and Nokia have been lobbying for software patents in Europe. This poses a threat to Free/libre software and we've covered this in the posts beneath.
Several large companies that include Microsoft, Philips and Nokia have been lobbying for software patents in Europe. This poses a threat to Free/libre software and we've covered this in the posts beneath.
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== 2007 ==
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== 2011 ==
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2007/07/05/xenix-europe/ The Xenix Patent Front and Software Patents in Europe]
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* [http://techrights.org/2011/01/25/europe-faux-campaigners/ Patent Lobbying in Europe]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2007/07/14/no-patents-epo/ No Software Patents in Europe (Bad Ideas Rejected Yet Again)]
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* [http://techrights.org/2011/01/31/april-esp-ffii-collab/ April/End Software Patents/FFII Ask European Parliament to Postpone Enhanced Cooperation on Unitary Patent After CJEU Opinion]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2007/07/30/patent-videos/ Videos: EFF’s Patent Busting Leader, Patents in Europe, and More Patent FUD]
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* [http://techrights.org/2011/02/04/eu-road-to-spurious-patents/ Europe Enters the Patents Cold War]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2007/10/22/microsoft-absurd-patent-innovation/ A Victory in Europe for Microsoft’s Absurd Patents and So-called ‘Innovation’]
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* [http://techrights.org/2011/02/13/european-court-of-justice-can-defend-european-software-companies-from-patents/ European Court of Justice Can Defend European Software Companies From Patents]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2007/10/23/agreement-in-europe/ More on Why the Agreement in Europe Simply Sucks!]
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* [http://techrights.org/2011/03/02/rush-for-swpats-expansionism/ Spain is Still Against the EU Patent]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2007/10/23/fourth-patent-deal-europe/ The Fourth ‘Patent Deal’ was with Europe… and the Sixth Deal That Won’t be]
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* [http://techrights.org/2011/03/16/eu-treaty-vs-swpats/ Triumph Against Software Patents in Europe as EU Treaty Brought Up]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2007/10/24/free-software-samba-gpl/ The Free Software Community Warns the EU About the Microsoft Agreement]
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* [http://techrights.org/2011/03/30/epo-and-nzict/ ”In Europe Microsoft Have Been Putting Significant Resources in Backing The Setting Up Of the European Patent Office“]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2007/10/25/europe-america-patent/ Is Europe Being Assimilated to America, Patent-wise?]
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* [http://techrights.org/2011/03/30/ffii-vs-epo/ The FFII Reports Bad Faith at the European Patent Office]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2007/10/25/samba-gpl-europe/ Articles About Microsoft Dropping a GPL/Samba Bomb on Europe]
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* [http://techrights.org/2011/04/02/transparency-triumph/ The FFII Undresses the European Union]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2007/10/26/agreement-exodus/ The Agreement in Europe Could Drive Free Software Projects to Other Countries]
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* [http://techrights.org/2011/04/13/elop-led-nokia-and-bill-gates-lobby-europe-amid-new-push-ushering-in-software-patents/ Elop-led Nokia and Bill Gates Lobby Europe Amid New Push Ushering in Software Patents]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2007/10/28/europe-webbing-patent/ Might Europe Reverse Accidental Discrimination Against Samba?]
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*[http://techrights.org/2011/04/18/klaus-heiner-and-ms-florian/ Klaus-Heiner Lehne Blasted for Conflict of Interest, Florian Müller Shares His Interests]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2007/10/28/europe-ip-software-patent/ Europe, Intellectual Property, and Software Patent Stories]
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* [http://techrights.org/2011/05/05/deregulation-and-disregard-for-the-law/ Breaking European Patent Law With the Benelux Court Hack]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2007/10/31/europe-wipo-canada/ It’s Not Over in Europe; WIPO Wants Some More Open Source Whipping]
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* [http://techrights.org/2011/05/20/swpats-eu-lobby/ Europe’s Peanut Gallery Wants Software Patents]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2007/11/16/sun-gplv3-patent-simon-phipps/ Is Sun Microsystems Against Software Patents?]
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* [http://techrights.org/2011/05/26/importing-failed-swpats/ Europe Has Judges Weigh in on Software Patents]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2007/11/20/software-patents-europe/ Europe Says No to Software Patents (Videos)]
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* [http://techrights.org/2011/06/10/transporting-software-patents-to-eu/ Europe’s Software Patents Problem Summarised]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2007/12/26/patents-unseen-in-a-profit-minded-world/ The Absurdity of Software Patents Unseen in a Money-minded World]
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* [http://techrights.org/2011/06/13/software-monopolies-in-fr-and-uk/ France and the United Kingdom Want to Drown in Software Patents Sea of Risk]
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* [http://techrights.org/2011/06/19/eu-abusive-with-patents/ FFII Warns About Latest Patent Threats in Europe]
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* [http://techrights.org/2011/06/29/microsoft-lobbyists-for-swpats-eu/ Microsoft Lobbyists Still Push for Software Patents in Europe]
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* [http://techrights.org/2011/07/07/polish-presidency-and-barnier/ Internal Market Commissioner Michel Barnier and Polish Presidency Named and Shamed for Patent Policy]
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* [http://techrights.org/2011/07/10/spain-and-italy-vs-eu-patents/ Techrights Commends Spain and Italy for Keeping Software Patents Out of Europe]
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* [http://techrights.org/2011/07/15/april-vs-swpats/ Europe Patent Law Under Pressure, APRIL Gets Increasingly Involved]
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* [http://techrights.org/2011/10/01/upls-in-eu-council/ Polish EU Presidency Helps Global Patent Regime]
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== 2008 ==
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== 2010 ==
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2010/01/05/oss-watch-whitewash/ OSS Watch Pretends That Microsoft’s Attacks on Free Software Do Not Exist]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2010/01/14/brussels-coverage-upls/ “Kroes Was Quite Clueless About Software Patents and UPLS,” So the Commission Made a Microsoft Patent Deal Last Week]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2010/01/15/swpat-developments-in-europe/ Patents Roundup: Commission Sells Out to Microsoft; Apple and RIM Sued by Gates-backed Kodak]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2010/01/18/software-giants-vs-sharing/ Patents Roundup: Neelie Kroes and Microsoft Patents Revisited, Steve Ballmer Lobbies Obama on Patents, Apple Wants Linux Phones Embargoed (Using Patents)]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2010/01/20/swpat-tax-inside-interoperability/ Microsoft Tries to Pollute Standards with Software Patents Where It is Illegal]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2010/01/22/belgium-patent-trolls-stoa/ How Patent Trolls Harm Free Software and How the European Parliament Plans to Make the Trolls Even Stronger]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2010/02/14/sap-pretense-ccia-trans-atlantic/ Patents Roundup: Escalations in Europe, SAP Pretense, CCIA Goes Wrong, and IETF Opens Up]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2010/02/19/america-europe-asia-swpat/ Patents Roundup: America, Europe and Asia Share a Problem with Software Patents]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2010/03/20/microsoft-pr-for-eu-swpat/ Microsoft and Its Front Group, Association for Competitive Technology (ACT), Organise Software Patents Lobby Events in Europe]
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* [http://techrights.org/2010/04/16/orion-on-swpat-hartmut-pilch-on-ecj/ EU Patent System Overrides European Court of Justice]
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* [http://techrights.org/2010/04/23/contradicting-epo-rules/ USPTO Starts Rejecting Software Patents While Germany Mistakenly Overrides the Law and Approves Microsoft’s]
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* [http://techrights.org/2010/04/27/klaus-heiner-lehne-and-swpats/ Why Klaus-Heiner Lehne Lobbies for Software Patents (Money of Course)]
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* [http://techrights.org/2010/05/07/ipmentor-and-michel-barnier-obstacle/ ‘IP’ People Want to Add Software Patents to New Zealand and Europe]
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* [http://techrights.org/2010/05/07/canonical-disclosure-h264-video/ Canonical Needs to Tell Ubuntu Users How Much It Paid MPEG-LA for Patent ‘Protection’]
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* [http://techrights.org/2010/05/12/jerzy-buzek-on-swpats-trips/ Patents Shred Europe’s Democracy to Pieces]
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* [http://techrights.org/2010/05/17/ffii-and-esp-on-eboa/ FFII and End Software Patents (ESP) Respond to Enlarged Board of Appeal (EBoA) Regarding Software Patentability]
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* [http://techrights.org/2010/05/19/germany-software-patents-ruling/ Siemens Betrays Germans by Legalising Software Patents in Europe]
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* [http://techrights.org/2010/05/21/eu-monopolies-on-algorithms/ Who to Blame for Germany’s Dangerous Decision Regarding Software Patents]
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* [http://techrights.org/2010/06/08/novell-and-germany/ European Lesson About Novell’s Software Patents, Germany Seemingly Continues to Allow Software Patents]
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* [http://techrights.org/2010/06/10/upls-deathbed/ UPLS is on the Rocks]
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* [http://techrights.org/2010/08/13/epo-swpats-and-ecj/ “EPO Still Operating in a Vacuum”]
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* [http://techrights.org/2010/08/23/advocate-general-and-upls/ EU: Advocate General on Community Patent and Software Patents Still at Stake]
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* [http://techrights.org/2010/09/06/ecj-reworded-more-on-rand/ European Court of Justice Advocates General Says Pan-EU Patent Court Would Violate the Principles of EU Founding Treaties]
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* [http://techrights.org/2010/09/11/europe-swpats-sovereignty/ European Patent Law is Being Abducted by Big Business and Patent Lawyers]
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* [http://techrights.org/2010/10/26/microsofts-pressure-for-software-patents-in-europe-carries-on/ Microsoft’s Pressure for Software Patents in Europe Carries On]
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* [http://techrights.org/2010/10/28/community-patent-and-barnier/ Michel Barnier Still Has an Agenda Hostile Towards European Software Developers]
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* [http://techrights.org/2010/11/06/eu-system-unified-wrt-uspto/ Michel Barnier Still Confused, Spreading Misconception About Patents and ”Competitiveness“]
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* [http://techrights.org/2010/11/12/open-door-to-uspto-eu-patent-scrapped/ EU Plan to Potentially Welcome Software Patents is Finally Defeated]
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* [http://techrights.org/2010/11/28/innovation-union-and-timbl-on-frand/ New Push for Software Patents in Europe (Innovation Union) While UK’s Tim Berners-Lee Opposes (F)RAND]
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* [http://techrights.org/2010/12/04/front-group-act-and-vincentvq/ Microsoft Lobbyists Are Still Duping EU Politicians for Software Patents to be Legalised]
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* [http://techrights.org/2010/12/08/ficpi-secretary-general-on-spain/ Using Financial Blackmail to Convince Spain to Allow Software Patents to Enter Europe]
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* [http://techrights.org/2010/12/13/excluding-italy-for-swpats/ McCreevy’s Successors Are Getting Their Way With Software Patents in Europe]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2008/01/27/england-software-patent/ America Invades Britain (with Software Patents)]
 
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2008/01/28/nokia-trolltech-problem/ Trolltech + Nokia = Bad News]
 
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2008/01/30/eu-lobbyists-for-software-patents/ Lobbyists Among the Causes for Software Patents in Europe]
 
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2008/02/10/software-patent-resistance-in-eu/ The State of Software Patents in the US, Resistance in Europe]
 
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2008/02/21/microsoft-siemens-and-phillips-sw-patent/ Microsoft, Siemens and Phillips Named for Software Patents in Europe]
 
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2008/03/09/act-proxy-for-sw-patents/ Microsoft Lobbyists Are Again Hijacking Voices, Fighting for Software Patents]
 
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2008/03/10/rms-software-patents/ Richard Stallman Explains Software Patents (Video)]
 
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2008/03/13/europe-for-foss-ms-for-dosh/ Europe to Increase Use of Free Software, Lobbyists Try to Force Software Patents Onto Europe]
 
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2008/04/23/mysql-software-patents/ Clarification on MySQL and Software Patents]
 
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/05/08/new-uk-sw-patent/ UK-IPO Approves Software Patent as Microsoft and its Lobbies Pressure for Software Patents in EU]
 
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2008/05/14/mccreevy-software-patents/ Latest Attempt to Expand Software Patents to Europe; Microsoft Shenanigan Revisited]
 
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2008/05/16/eu-com-patent-anascape-troll/ Software Patents Roundup: EU’s Back Door; Microsoft Sued Again]
 
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2008/05/21/microsoft-lobbying-budget/ Software Patents in Europe and Microsoft’s Huge Lobbying Budget as of Late]
 
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2008/05/23/iam-back-door-patent/ IAM Denies Software Patents Knock on Europe’s Back Door]
 
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2008/06/10/foss-tax-ecis-microsoft/ Microsoft Still Insists Free Software Tax in Europe]
 
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2008/06/23/eu-lobbyists-awaken/ EU Lobbyists Awaken, Patent Trolls Abound]
 
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2008/07/01/software-patents-in-europe/ Microsoft Proxies and Software Patents in Europe]
 
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2008/07/02/lobbyists-for-eu-software-pats/ Microsoft Lobbyists Abound for Software Patents in Europe]
 
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2008/08/03/software-patents-situation/ The Software Patents Situation and How It Affects Free Software]
 
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2008/08/25/patents-riot/ Software Patents Riot Spreads to Four Continents]
 
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2008/10/21/mccreevy-nokia-eu-uk-software-patents/ Patents Roundup: Microsoft, Nokia, and McCreevy for Software Patents]
 
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2008/10/22/michael-meeks-novl-patent/ Novell’s Michael Meeks Gets Software Patent from the UK]
 
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2008/10/24/symbian-throws-fud-at-gpl/ Symbian is Not About Freedom, It’s About DRM and Software Patents (Update)]
 
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2008/10/30/sco-eu-software-patents/ Failing SCO, Microsoft Eyes EU and Software Patents]
 
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2008/11/03/lobbyist-jonathan-invades-eu-ip-summer/ Microsoft Lobbyist Jonathan Zuck Infiltrates EU Summit on Intellectual Monopolies]
 
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2008/11/09/european-patent-office-riot-change/ European Patent Office: From Riot to Order?]
 
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2008/11/22/microsoft-plans-with-swpats/ Latest Update on Microsoft’s Plans with Software Patents]
 
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2008/12/19/microsoft-vs-eif-v20/ Microsoft & Paid Lobbyists Attack Open Source in European Interoperability Framework]
 
== 2009 ==
== 2009 ==
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/12/20/bad-eu-deal-and-oin/ ‘Microsoft Press’ Acknowledges Microsoft’s Free Software-Hostile EU Deal]
* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/12/20/bad-eu-deal-and-oin/ ‘Microsoft Press’ Acknowledges Microsoft’s Free Software-Hostile EU Deal]
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== 2010 ==
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== 2008 ==
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2010/01/05/oss-watch-whitewash/ OSS Watch Pretends That Microsoft’s Attacks on Free Software Do Not Exist]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2008/01/27/england-software-patent/ America Invades Britain (with Software Patents)]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2010/01/14/brussels-coverage-upls/ “Kroes Was Quite Clueless About Software Patents and UPLS,” So the Commission Made a Microsoft Patent Deal Last Week]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2008/01/28/nokia-trolltech-problem/ Trolltech + Nokia = Bad News]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2010/01/15/swpat-developments-in-europe/ Patents Roundup: Commission Sells Out to Microsoft; Apple and RIM Sued by Gates-backed Kodak]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2008/01/30/eu-lobbyists-for-software-patents/ Lobbyists Among the Causes for Software Patents in Europe]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2010/01/18/software-giants-vs-sharing/ Patents Roundup: Neelie Kroes and Microsoft Patents Revisited, Steve Ballmer Lobbies Obama on Patents, Apple Wants Linux Phones Embargoed (Using Patents)]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2008/02/10/software-patent-resistance-in-eu/ The State of Software Patents in the US, Resistance in Europe]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2010/01/20/swpat-tax-inside-interoperability/ Microsoft Tries to Pollute Standards with Software Patents Where It is Illegal]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2008/02/21/microsoft-siemens-and-phillips-sw-patent/ Microsoft, Siemens and Phillips Named for Software Patents in Europe]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2010/01/22/belgium-patent-trolls-stoa/ How Patent Trolls Harm Free Software and How the European Parliament Plans to Make the Trolls Even Stronger]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2008/03/09/act-proxy-for-sw-patents/ Microsoft Lobbyists Are Again Hijacking Voices, Fighting for Software Patents]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2010/02/14/sap-pretense-ccia-trans-atlantic/ Patents Roundup: Escalations in Europe, SAP Pretense, CCIA Goes Wrong, and IETF Opens Up]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2008/03/10/rms-software-patents/ Richard Stallman Explains Software Patents (Video)]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2010/02/19/america-europe-asia-swpat/ Patents Roundup: America, Europe and Asia Share a Problem with Software Patents]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2008/03/13/europe-for-foss-ms-for-dosh/ Europe to Increase Use of Free Software, Lobbyists Try to Force Software Patents Onto Europe]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2010/03/20/microsoft-pr-for-eu-swpat/ Microsoft and Its Front Group, Association for Competitive Technology (ACT), Organise Software Patents Lobby Events in Europe]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2008/04/23/mysql-software-patents/ Clarification on MySQL and Software Patents]
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* [http://techrights.org/2010/04/16/orion-on-swpat-hartmut-pilch-on-ecj/ EU Patent System Overrides European Court of Justice]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/05/08/new-uk-sw-patent/ UK-IPO Approves Software Patent as Microsoft and its Lobbies Pressure for Software Patents in EU]
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* [http://techrights.org/2010/04/23/contradicting-epo-rules/ USPTO Starts Rejecting Software Patents While Germany Mistakenly Overrides the Law and Approves Microsoft’s]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2008/05/14/mccreevy-software-patents/ Latest Attempt to Expand Software Patents to Europe; Microsoft Shenanigan Revisited]
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* [http://techrights.org/2010/04/27/klaus-heiner-lehne-and-swpats/ Why Klaus-Heiner Lehne Lobbies for Software Patents (Money of Course)]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2008/05/16/eu-com-patent-anascape-troll/ Software Patents Roundup: EU’s Back Door; Microsoft Sued Again]
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* [http://techrights.org/2010/05/07/ipmentor-and-michel-barnier-obstacle/ ‘IP’ People Want to Add Software Patents to New Zealand and Europe]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2008/05/21/microsoft-lobbying-budget/ Software Patents in Europe and Microsoft’s Huge Lobbying Budget as of Late]
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* [http://techrights.org/2010/05/07/canonical-disclosure-h264-video/ Canonical Needs to Tell Ubuntu Users How Much It Paid MPEG-LA for Patent ‘Protection’]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2008/05/23/iam-back-door-patent/ IAM Denies Software Patents Knock on Europe’s Back Door]
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* [http://techrights.org/2010/05/12/jerzy-buzek-on-swpats-trips/ Patents Shred Europe’s Democracy to Pieces]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2008/06/10/foss-tax-ecis-microsoft/ Microsoft Still Insists Free Software Tax in Europe]
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* [http://techrights.org/2010/05/17/ffii-and-esp-on-eboa/ FFII and End Software Patents (ESP) Respond to Enlarged Board of Appeal (EBoA) Regarding Software Patentability]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2008/06/23/eu-lobbyists-awaken/ EU Lobbyists Awaken, Patent Trolls Abound]
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* [http://techrights.org/2010/05/19/germany-software-patents-ruling/ Siemens Betrays Germans by Legalising Software Patents in Europe]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2008/07/01/software-patents-in-europe/ Microsoft Proxies and Software Patents in Europe]
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* [http://techrights.org/2010/05/21/eu-monopolies-on-algorithms/ Who to Blame for Germany’s Dangerous Decision Regarding Software Patents]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2008/07/02/lobbyists-for-eu-software-pats/ Microsoft Lobbyists Abound for Software Patents in Europe]
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* [http://techrights.org/2010/06/08/novell-and-germany/ European Lesson About Novell’s Software Patents, Germany Seemingly Continues to Allow Software Patents]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2008/08/03/software-patents-situation/ The Software Patents Situation and How It Affects Free Software]
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* [http://techrights.org/2010/06/10/upls-deathbed/ UPLS is on the Rocks]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2008/08/25/patents-riot/ Software Patents Riot Spreads to Four Continents]
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* [http://techrights.org/2010/08/13/epo-swpats-and-ecj/ “EPO Still Operating in a Vacuum”]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2008/10/21/mccreevy-nokia-eu-uk-software-patents/ Patents Roundup: Microsoft, Nokia, and McCreevy for Software Patents]
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* [http://techrights.org/2010/08/23/advocate-general-and-upls/ EU: Advocate General on Community Patent and Software Patents Still at Stake]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2008/10/22/michael-meeks-novl-patent/ Novell’s Michael Meeks Gets Software Patent from the UK]
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* [http://techrights.org/2010/09/06/ecj-reworded-more-on-rand/ European Court of Justice Advocates General Says Pan-EU Patent Court Would Violate the Principles of EU Founding Treaties]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2008/10/24/symbian-throws-fud-at-gpl/ Symbian is Not About Freedom, It’s About DRM and Software Patents (Update)]
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* [http://techrights.org/2010/09/11/europe-swpats-sovereignty/ European Patent Law is Being Abducted by Big Business and Patent Lawyers]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2008/10/30/sco-eu-software-patents/ Failing SCO, Microsoft Eyes EU and Software Patents]
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* [http://techrights.org/2010/10/26/microsofts-pressure-for-software-patents-in-europe-carries-on/ Microsoft’s Pressure for Software Patents in Europe Carries On]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2008/11/03/lobbyist-jonathan-invades-eu-ip-summer/ Microsoft Lobbyist Jonathan Zuck Infiltrates EU Summit on Intellectual Monopolies]
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* [http://techrights.org/2010/10/28/community-patent-and-barnier/ Michel Barnier Still Has an Agenda Hostile Towards European Software Developers]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2008/11/09/european-patent-office-riot-change/ European Patent Office: From Riot to Order?]
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* [http://techrights.org/2010/11/06/eu-system-unified-wrt-uspto/ Michel Barnier Still Confused, Spreading Misconception About Patents and ”Competitiveness“]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2008/11/22/microsoft-plans-with-swpats/ Latest Update on Microsoft’s Plans with Software Patents]
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* [http://techrights.org/2010/11/12/open-door-to-uspto-eu-patent-scrapped/ EU Plan to Potentially Welcome Software Patents is Finally Defeated]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2008/12/19/microsoft-vs-eif-v20/ Microsoft & Paid Lobbyists Attack Open Source in European Interoperability Framework]
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* [http://techrights.org/2010/11/28/innovation-union-and-timbl-on-frand/ New Push for Software Patents in Europe (Innovation Union) While UK’s Tim Berners-Lee Opposes (F)RAND]
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* [http://techrights.org/2010/12/04/front-group-act-and-vincentvq/ Microsoft Lobbyists Are Still Duping EU Politicians for Software Patents to be Legalised]
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* [http://techrights.org/2010/12/08/ficpi-secretary-general-on-spain/ Using Financial Blackmail to Convince Spain to Allow Software Patents to Enter Europe]
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* [http://techrights.org/2010/12/13/excluding-italy-for-swpats/ McCreevy’s Successors Are Getting Their Way With Software Patents in Europe]
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== 2007 ==
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* [http://techrights.org/2011/01/25/europe-faux-campaigners/ Patent Lobbying in Europe]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2007/07/05/xenix-europe/ The Xenix Patent Front and Software Patents in Europe]
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* [http://techrights.org/2011/01/31/april-esp-ffii-collab/ April/End Software Patents/FFII Ask European Parliament to Postpone Enhanced Cooperation on Unitary Patent After CJEU Opinion]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2007/07/14/no-patents-epo/ No Software Patents in Europe (Bad Ideas Rejected Yet Again)]
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* [http://techrights.org/2011/02/04/eu-road-to-spurious-patents/ Europe Enters the Patents Cold War]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2007/07/30/patent-videos/ Videos: EFF’s Patent Busting Leader, Patents in Europe, and More Patent FUD]
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* [http://techrights.org/2011/02/13/european-court-of-justice-can-defend-european-software-companies-from-patents/ European Court of Justice Can Defend European Software Companies From Patents]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2007/10/22/microsoft-absurd-patent-innovation/ A Victory in Europe for Microsoft’s Absurd Patents and So-called ‘Innovation’]
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* [http://techrights.org/2011/03/02/rush-for-swpats-expansionism/ Spain is Still Against the EU Patent]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2007/10/23/agreement-in-europe/ More on Why the Agreement in Europe Simply Sucks!]
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* [http://techrights.org/2011/03/16/eu-treaty-vs-swpats/ Triumph Against Software Patents in Europe as EU Treaty Brought Up]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2007/10/23/fourth-patent-deal-europe/ The Fourth ‘Patent Deal’ was with Europe… and the Sixth Deal That Won’t be]
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* [http://techrights.org/2011/03/30/epo-and-nzict/ ”In Europe Microsoft Have Been Putting Significant Resources in Backing The Setting Up Of the European Patent Office“]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2007/10/24/free-software-samba-gpl/ The Free Software Community Warns the EU About the Microsoft Agreement]
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* [http://techrights.org/2011/03/30/ffii-vs-epo/ The FFII Reports Bad Faith at the European Patent Office]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2007/10/25/europe-america-patent/ Is Europe Being Assimilated to America, Patent-wise?]
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* [http://techrights.org/2011/04/02/transparency-triumph/ The FFII Undresses the European Union]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2007/10/25/samba-gpl-europe/ Articles About Microsoft Dropping a GPL/Samba Bomb on Europe]
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* [http://techrights.org/2011/04/13/elop-led-nokia-and-bill-gates-lobby-europe-amid-new-push-ushering-in-software-patents/ Elop-led Nokia and Bill Gates Lobby Europe Amid New Push Ushering in Software Patents]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2007/10/26/agreement-exodus/ The Agreement in Europe Could Drive Free Software Projects to Other Countries]
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*[http://techrights.org/2011/04/18/klaus-heiner-and-ms-florian/ Klaus-Heiner Lehne Blasted for Conflict of Interest, Florian Müller Shares His Interests]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2007/10/28/europe-webbing-patent/ Might Europe Reverse Accidental Discrimination Against Samba?]
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* [http://techrights.org/2011/05/05/deregulation-and-disregard-for-the-law/ Breaking European Patent Law With the Benelux Court Hack]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2007/10/28/europe-ip-software-patent/ Europe, Intellectual Property, and Software Patent Stories]
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* [http://techrights.org/2011/05/20/swpats-eu-lobby/ Europe’s Peanut Gallery Wants Software Patents]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2007/10/31/europe-wipo-canada/ It’s Not Over in Europe; WIPO Wants Some More Open Source Whipping]
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* [http://techrights.org/2011/05/26/importing-failed-swpats/ Europe Has Judges Weigh in on Software Patents]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2007/11/16/sun-gplv3-patent-simon-phipps/ Is Sun Microsystems Against Software Patents?]
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* [http://techrights.org/2011/06/10/transporting-software-patents-to-eu/ Europe’s Software Patents Problem Summarised]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2007/11/20/software-patents-europe/ Europe Says No to Software Patents (Videos)]
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* [http://techrights.org/2011/06/13/software-monopolies-in-fr-and-uk/ France and the United Kingdom Want to Drown in Software Patents Sea of Risk]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2007/12/26/patents-unseen-in-a-profit-minded-world/ The Absurdity of Software Patents Unseen in a Money-minded World]
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* [http://techrights.org/2011/06/19/eu-abusive-with-patents/ FFII Warns About Latest Patent Threats in Europe]
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* [http://techrights.org/2011/06/29/microsoft-lobbyists-for-swpats-eu/ Microsoft Lobbyists Still Push for Software Patents in Europe]
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* [http://techrights.org/2011/07/07/polish-presidency-and-barnier/ Internal Market Commissioner Michel Barnier and Polish Presidency Named and Shamed for Patent Policy]
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* [http://techrights.org/2011/07/10/spain-and-italy-vs-eu-patents/ Techrights Commends Spain and Italy for Keeping Software Patents Out of Europe]
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* [http://techrights.org/2011/07/15/april-vs-swpats/ Europe Patent Law Under Pressure, APRIL Gets Increasingly Involved]
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* [http://techrights.org/2011/10/01/upls-in-eu-council/ Polish EU Presidency Helps Global Patent Regime]
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Revision as of 08:51, 2 October 2011

Several large companies that include Microsoft, Philips and Nokia have been lobbying for software patents in Europe. This poses a threat to Free/libre software and we've covered this in the posts beneath.

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