Software Patents are Back: Software AG

Software AG released a survey carried out by the Technical University of Darmstadt, stating that, among other practical recommendations, software patents are needed to protect innovation.

Protecting intangible property still represents a difficulty for software patents in Germany and the EU.
A program cannot be patented as such, resulting in unintentional knowledge transfer from the cluster
and inhibiting the reinvestment of the profits gained from innovation in the cluster. The political world
can improve the basic conditions of software innovation in Germany by allowing software patents.

Two months ago FFII expressed concerns over the European and Community Patents Court, reading Software AG press release I confirmed the impression that software patents are likely to be back in Europe.