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Re: [ossig] Patent Covers at al
I read up on Singapore's patent law. It has no specific mention of
software patents, but lawyers can re-word the 'process' used in the
software in such a way that it becomes a process that is broad/generic
enough to the point that the patent is granted that way as a 'utility
patent' to the applicant. (processing methods)
Now i ask, is it possible for this to happen as well in Malaysia's patent law context ?
Meaning the lawyer re-word what the software did in a very
broad/generic non-Software term manner that it is applied to all
industries. I have a feeling a lot of lawyers are doing this because
well you know, they're lawyers, they'll tell and convince the
applicants that software CAN BE patented in Malaysia, re-word those
process and try to apply for patents this way.
The thing about Patents in Malaysia is that, it is NOT TRANSPARENT or
NOT FREE to find out what patents have already being granted.
Opensource activists need a lawyer or someone very familiar with
Malaysia's legal process in granting patents etc.
On 10/2/05, Uwe Dippel <email@example.com> wrote:
I'm so sorry I took so much of your time and efforts ! Please appreciate
that I wanted to give just an easy example; something to be used in your
daily lifes as FOSS-attorneys.
I better give you the recipe:
Click 'Number Search'
(Pull-down to 'Espacenet')
Enter EP1271849 (or any other publication number)
(Activate 'Including Family')
Click the title coming with the EP-numbers
'Also published as' there you get the (cover) of the B-document (*patent
Click on the tab 'Original Document' and there you get the A-document
Fiddle around, search for inventors or applicants (Q-Jaya, if you feel
like, or their good doctor I-forgot-his-name) and be happy.
Hope this helps,
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