Archive for March, 2012

Brazilian patent office software patent consultation

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Brazil’s patent office has launched a consultation about granting software patents.

Please join the ESP-Br mailing list and help us: discussao-br (Portuguese).

The patent office’s page about the consultation is here: Consulta pública sobre exame de patente implementada por software.

For info and links, there are ESP wiki pages in English:

And in Portuguese:

The deadline appears to be May 15th. The wiki page is publicly-editable. If you can add info, that would be helpful.

“Software patents don’t scale”

Saturday, March 10th, 2012

Timothy B. Lee and Christina Mulligan have published an good article: