Posts Tagged ‘Israel’

Israel: last three days of software patent consultation

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

The deadline for the Israeli patent office’s consultation on software patents is February 15th. Some of the links on the patent office’s website have changed, so I’ll make a list below of current and useful links.


Letter to Israeli Patent Office, from Hamakor

Friday, February 5th, 2010

In response to the Israeli Patent Office’s consultation about software patents, free software group Hamakor has submitted a brief (that linked page contains many other good links). Great work Hamakor!


Israel: one month to end software patents

Friday, January 8th, 2010

I need help contacting groups in Israel. With a February deadline, the Israeli patent office is asking if it should grant software patents. To help, join this mailing list: As usual, the small businesses, individual programmers, and software user groups don’t seem to have noticed this consultation. This is common in public consultations – but you can bet the lawyers groups and the multinationals are aware and working on their submissions. So I need help with informing people in Israel now so they have some time to get prepare submissions. More info below.


Israel in danger of software patents

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

(Bilski coverage will continue tomorrow)

The Israeli Patent Office (IPO) has launched a consultation on whether or not to allow software patents, with a February 2010 deadline. I’ve put the details at the end of this post, but first some background.