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Table of contents

Review of Software Patent Issues

Outline

Key sources

Introduction to Patents

USA - From No

USA - To Yes

European Union

International

Canada

Software different (1)

Software Different (2)

FLOSS and patents

Patent Quality

Standards organizatins: Disclosure

Standards Organizations: licenses

Fair Use

Recomendations (1)

Recommendations (2)

Recommendations (3)

Software History

Author: Russell McOrmond

E-mail: russell@flora.ca

Homepage: http://www.flora.ca/patent2003/

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