[ILUG] Enda Kenny and Patents
enda at unison.ie
Mon Jul 12 00:31:46 IST 2004
Paul Jakma wrote:
> 25 years certainly is too long for software, The grant period should
> be *much* shorter and/or possibly commensurate to the costs of the
> industry concerned, eg no more than 5 years for software, no more
> than 10 years for patents in general or whatever.
Not sure 5 years is long enough for software patents. Take 9/11 for
example.... its resulting in biometric passports, which will in reality get
fully introduced no sooner than 2007, 6 years after the terror event that
could inspire a software inovation in that field.
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