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Software Patent of the Month - March

The "software patent of the month March" has been chosen. Thank you for your participation!

Below are the results:

Patent Votes Percentage
EP375330 Centralised database 446 14.89%
EP1176517 Server stores modifications 333 11.11%
EP619565 payment with chip card 280 9.35%
EP249293 Context menu 1713 57.18%
EP256816 Image processor shows intermediate results 224 7.48%

Total votes: 2996

The five EU software patents nominated for the election of the "software patent of the month March" share a common feature: After these five patents had been granted, protests were entered against each of them. In all of the five cases the protests were rejected. Otherwise we have made the choice of these patents randomly.