Novell, EFF Join To Reform Software Patenting

Law360, New York (May 24, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In an open challenge to the software patent system, Linux provider Novell Inc. and the Electronic Frontier Foundation said on Wednesday that they would cooperate in EFF’s “patent busting” initiative to weed out unnecessary software patents.

Novell and EFF said in a joint press release that they would work to lobby governments and both national and international organizations to design patent policies that would help “promote innovation.”

“It is increasingly obvious that software patents are not a meaningful measure of innovation,” said Novell Executive Vice President...
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