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October 27, 2005

Symposium on the Future of Intellectual Property Rights in Software (Part 2)

The symposium on the future of intellectual property rights in software at the Centrum voor Wiskunde en Informatica (CWI) in Amsterdam was a great success. There is now more information available on the symposium web site, including abstracts of the presentations and CVs of the speakers.

What struck me about the symposium was the diversity of the audience, which included, among others, in-house patent attorneys, proprietary software company owners, open source programmers, government officials, law professors, and computer science professors. This kind of interdisciplinary dialogue is exactly what is needed to advance the debate on IP protection for software. My hat goes off to Prof. Paul Klint, Prof. Jan Bergstra, and everyone else one who made this event a reality.

Posted by Robert at October 27, 2005 5:55 PM
category: Software Patents

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