Siemens Betrays Germans by Legalising Software Patents in Europe

Summary: The scandalous company decides not only to support Microsoft’s ‘Linux tax’ but also to help legalise software patents in Germany

THE LEGALITY of software patents in Europe is an issue that we covered this morning.

Recently, Microsoft had its FAT software patent approved in Germany (by the court even) and now we find its close German partner (Siemens is a Windows shop) achieving the same thing. Here is an automated Google translation of the article from Heise:

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