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Mallik

Software Patents
« on: July 02, 2016, 12:21:35 PM »
Dear Brad, I came to know that software patent criterias are different in different countries.
Can you please let me know the criterias for different countries. I am made to believe that in US, even business methods are accepted but not in Europe etc. Please give me more details?

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Re: Software Patents
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2016, 03:00:13 PM »
Hi,

Sorry I don't have a good understanding of the rules for each country as I only focus on the USA.   In the USA business method type software patents are getting very hard to obtain.  See this post here:
https://patentfile.org/the-slow-death-of-software-patents/

My general understanding is that the USA has the easiest rules for software while in other places such as Canada and Europe it is more difficult. 
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