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Software Patents in South Africa

South Africa does not permit the patenting of software, but Microsoft and/or Novell have ignored the law.

  • Microsoft Has Begun Patent Trolling in SA, Novell Skeptic Responds
  • Software Patents in South Africa, Microsoft’s Turn
  • Novell’s Software Patent Strategy in South Africa
  • Fraser-Moleketi, South African Minister, Slams OOXML and Software Patents

  • More articles about software patents in South Africa can be found under:

  • Patents Roundup: Software Patents vs. Microsoft, Novell (And Others)
  • MAFIAA Enters the United States Government, Pro-Patents Lobbyists Also
  • Patents Roundup: Attack on Science, Lobby for Software Patents in EU and India, More Rebellion
  • Patents Roundup: Novell Still Applying for Software Patents (and Other Patent News)