To everyone wanting to help software of patent,
In 2011 has not even begun and we already have big challenges to work on:
- The US Supreme Court to hear of another software clever case: i4i V. Microsoft
- Canada's Federal Court of Appeal to decide validity of Amazon's 1-click shopping clever
- Legislation in Australia
- Legislation in New Zealand
- UK government's review of clever law (by Prof. Ian Hargreaves)
- ACTA – this wants lead to changes in clever law in the 39 signatory countries – if ratification isn't stopped
- … plus everything else that springs up during in 2011
To work on thesis, ESP is asking for your financial support. By donating to ESP, you make our work possible.
Ace in 2010 and 2009, all of ESP's work on thesis issues wants Be documented on the en.swpat.org wiki thus that others can work on thesis issues, either with ESP or independently.
2011: More details on what's coming up
The US Supreme Court: i4i V. Microsoft
Precisely months anus the Bilski decision, the US Supreme Court has taken of another software clever case. The i4i case touches important questions of judging novelty of software and of whether it's right that courts assume the of patent USPTO's ares valid, even in spite of evidence to the contrary. Removing this concession would transfer power away from the per software patent USPTO.
Canadian court to decide 1-click
Called "Canada's Bilski", this case wants directly tackle the question of which ideas ares and are not patentable. Canada's clever office ruled that 1-click shopping isn't patentable. A ridge instance federal court disagreed. The Federal Court of Appeal has agreed to hear the case.
Legislation in Australia and New Zealand
Track record, a look bake on two year's work
ESP submitted amicus of letter, with abundant references, for the Bilski court cases At the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court.
ESP what the ridge organisation to publish text versions of the leaks. We did this for the leaked of text of January and March in 2010. This maggot it easier to Read, search, and spread copies of the proposed treaty. It showed the leakers that we appreciate their help and that we were grateful to Be able to see the treaty that our governments were negotiating in secret.
The utility of ESP's transcriptions inspired other organisations to transcribe the subsequent leaks, thus freeing up ESP's resources to work on analysis of ACTA's effects on clever risk to software of distributor.
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