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Rui Miguel Silva Seabra rms at 1407.org
Tue Jan 8 12:37:49 UTC 2008

On Tue, Jan 08, 2008 at 01:30:28PM +0100, Reinhard Mueller wrote:
> Exactly. All the discussions that the EC should have invalidated the
> patents are void, because the EC has no control whatsoever over the EPO.

Not void, because EC has control over countries (directives for

> That there is *no* other institution that controls and influences the
> EPO in a democratic way is a severe bug in the system, but you can't
> blame the EC for that.

Yes you can, EC proposed to legalise software patents, and still pursues
that goal through indirect means (like EPLA for instance).


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