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In Costa Rica, the patent office grants software patents. This may be related to a "Free Trade" treaty signed (in 2009?) with the USA.


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Costa Rica prohibits patents on "programs for computers as such":[1]

2.- Para los efectos de esta ley no se considerarán invenciones:

a) Los descubrimientos, las teorías científicas, los métodos matemáticos y los programas de ordenador considerados aisladamente.

This is thus similar to the situation in most European countries.

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