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France to launch a national patent troll

zoobab (201383) writes | more than 3 years ago

Software 2

zoobab writes "France is creating a state sponsored patent fund, FranceBrevets, which primary focus will be to sponsor, acquire and license patents in the ICT (read software patents) sector. The patent fund is at the initiative of the minister of Research, Valérie Pécresse, the Ministry of Industry, Energy and digital economy, Eric Besson. The primary target of the fund is to collect licenses on those patents, which is already seen in France as the biggest patent troll of the country. France is also supporting the European Unitary Patent, which is seen by many at the final attempt to validate software patents in Europe."
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s/at/as (1)

zoobab (201383) | more than 3 years ago | (#36412938)

s/at the final attempt to validate software patents/as the final attempt to validate software patents/

When is the next french election? (1)

jonwil (467024) | more than 3 years ago | (#36417632)

And can you french PLEASE kick the government out and replace them with a government that WONT do this crap (3 strikes, software patents etc etc)

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