Some sanity from the UK Patent Office

It seems that the UK Patent Office has decided to use the Aerotel/Macrossan, in which the court reaffirmed the fact that software patents are not permitted under European law, as their new guideline around software patents.

This is good news, it basically means that the UK courts have come out unambiguously against the granting of software patents, hopefully this will put pressure on the EPO, who have been happily granting them left, right, and center.

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