[ILUG] Somtware Patents Info Required
Niall O Broin
niall at linux.ie
Tue Mar 8 12:55:10 GMT 2005
On 8 Mar 2005, at 11:37, Frank Murphy wrote:
> Contacted the local radio station,the current affairs programme
> producer re: sw patents.
> Once I explained to her jobs may be lost even ,local jobs.
You didn't say what local was for you but here's one that is local to
Ireland anyway, and also to this list - U.S. patent #6169975. At a
guess, Trintech and Alphyra are infringing this in their equipment, and
companies such as An Post and Easons are infringing it as users.
Now this IS a U.S. patent - but you may be sure there will be a slew of
such patents registered here just as soon as the current directive is
> maybe our PRO, or other board members or other suitable ppl. would be
> willing to go on our local Radio if this happens?
The PRO is in England at the moment, but I'm sure we could provide
another speaker if requested.
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