Software Patent of the Month – May
The "software patent of the month May " has been elected. Thank you for your participation!
Below are the results:
Total votes: 3387
The above five EU software patents were nominated for the election of the "software patent of the month" in May 2006:
These patents had been suggested by online-voters to be "especially suitable" for the nosoftwarepatents-award. Consequently the selection has not been coincidental this time.
Please judge yourself, whether the softare-related features of these patents differ a
great deal from the features of a group of coincidentally chosen patents – as presented in March and April .
It is in fact coincidental that the owners of four out of five
EU-patents presented in may have their headquarters in the USA – however this regional focus cannot surprise, as more than 40% of all European software patents are owned by US-American companies.