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AIPPI (Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle) is an international group of mostly lawyers. Regarding software patents, they are very active in for software patents around the world.
Examples include organising a meeting in Israel after the local patent office brought in a policy of rejecting software patents.
AIPPI's lobbying for software patents is explained in the organisation's resolutions numbers 0133 and 0158. Point number one of the former states "patents should be granted without discrimination in all areas of technology, including that of computer software, such as programmes".
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