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[FSF] Urgent: Send comments to USPTO opposing software patents

From: Joshua Gay
Subject: [FSF] Urgent: Send comments to USPTO opposing software patents
Date: Fri, 20 Jun 2008 17:46:13 -0400
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.17+20080114 (2008-01-14)

Tell The United States Patent and Trademark Office that software and
business method patents should not be part of the EU-US patent treaty.

The USPTO has put a call out for public comments at

The deadline is June 22 (Sunday).

They write: 

> SUMMARY: The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is
> seeking comments to obtain the views of the public on international
> efforts to harmonize substantive requirements of patent laws, and
> any potential subsequent changes to United States law and
> practice. Comments may be offered on any aspect of these efforts.

> DATES: Comments will be accepted on a continuous basis until June
> 22, 2007.  See discussion of "Text" in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
> below.
> ADDRESSES: Persons wishing to offer written comments by mail should
> address those comments to the United States Patent and Trademark
> Office, Office of International Relations, Madison West Building,
> Tenth Floor, 600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, VA 22313, marked to the
> attention of Mr. Jon P.  Santamauro. Comments may also be submitted
> to Mr. Santamauro by facsimile transmission to (571) 273-0085 or by
> electronic mail through the Internet at address@hidden

Please write, fax, and email the above address with your opposition. If you
email a comment, please CC us at <address@hidden> so we know how many they

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