On January 16, the European Commission (EC) announced a consultation on the future of the European patent system. An SAP official has already said that “it’s starting again”, meaning that this is the next round of the European software patent debate!
Companies, organizations and individuals who would like to tell
the EU their opinion on what its patent policy should look like
have until the end of this month to answer the EC’s questionnaire. But in order to do so, one
has to wade through hundreds of pages of legislative proposals
and related documentation. That’s why I wrote up a position paper
that everyone can use to make his or her contribution and write
to the EC: