Session:NO Unitary Software Patents

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Description EU Software Patents v3.0
Type Discussion
Kids session No
Keyword(s) political
Tags europe, patent, politics, software
Person organizing Zoobab
Language en - English
en - English
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Subtitle NO Unitary Software Patents
Starts at 2019/12/29 18:00
Ends at 2019/12/29 19:00
Duration 60 minutes
Location Room:C-base

The Unitary Patent is the third attempt to impose software patents in Europe. Software patents are a threat to small- and medium-sized software companies that cannot defend themselves. The UPC (Unified Patent Court) is an international court made outside of the European Union (EU), which would have the last word over the question of software patenting. The Court would favour “patent trolls” which steal our jobs and extort money.

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