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Emma Barraclough, London


Apple to protect a rectangle and EU agrees patent court venue? It must be April 1

A cynic might say that it is difficult to know which is more far-fetched: that members of the European Union have agreed where to site the EU patent court or that they're chosen a tiny would-be independent country called Sealand off the English coast.

Yesterday anti-software patent group FFII claimed an exclusive, revealing that patent judges would be flown in by helicopter for court proceedings and quoting a Munich-based patent attorney.

Georg Friedrich Reichmann apparently told the group...


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